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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 3, No. 1. 1940

Spring Snow and Tui

Spring Snow and Tui.

We said: there will surely be hawthorn out
down in the sun-holding folds of the sea;
but suddenly snow had forestalled the thorns there,
death-white and cold on their boughs hung the festival wreaths.

It is all one. The same hand scatters the blossoms
of winter and spring-time. The black-robed psalmodist,
traversing swiftly the silent landscape like Azrael,
echoed in clear repetition his well-tuned antiphon;
a waking bugle it might be, a passing bell,
of life, death, life, life telling: it is all one.

From Day and Night (Caxton Press)

The peculiar people who think that sexuality
Is an abnormality,
Invariably speak with great abhorrence
Of the works of D.H. Lawrence,