a fleeting glance

a fleeting glance

A quick or hasty look. Come on, you only gave this dress a fleeting glance—you might like it if you tried it on.
See also: fleeting, glance

fleeting glance

Fig. a quick glance; a very brief look. I had a fleeting glance at the car as it sped by, but I couldn't read the license place number.
See also: fleeting, glance
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I REMEMBER but I don't remember when I have been here before Yes I remember that tree when blossom fell and is no more Why do I feel I've been here before Those children playing outside my front door Are they not grown Do they not now have children of their own Can we see again what we have seen before Is it one last time, do we see just once more Can it be but a memory, a fleeting glance That came into my mind just by chance It may seem real as though I'm there When in reality I'm sitting in my chair For memories keep on rushing back Like a speeding train on a railway track I remember but I don't know when Will I see those I remember ever again.
A Fleeting Glance I saw past youth remembered As you sat relaxed at ease, And saw a sparkle in your eyes, As if you knew that I had seen.
Youth leaves her memory with us, Fresh hopes to linger on, All seen in just a fleeting glance, Past youth, dreams long since gone.
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