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Salient. An organ of student opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 7 May 3, 1939



With amoret and triolet
To oread and nereid;
With ode to love and palinode
I've wooed and wept and wearied.

And oftentimes, with careless rhymes
And badly phrased metonymy.
I've led some lass to vilify.
Disparage and dishonor me.

And so, chérie, my gaucherie
Bereft me Joan and Molly,
And April (like the month) is cold
And changeable and squally.

No doubt as Spenser's lady was
When, tragic more than comical,
He sent her his inventories
Of beauties anatomical.

So, though I love your eyebrow, dear,
I'll write no woful poem on it;
He's more a fool than poet who'll
Gamble his love to gain a sonnet.