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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 9. July 30, 1941

Our Moderns

Our Moderns.

"We are the stuffed men . . ."

T. S. Eliot.

Thwarted desires, frustrated ambition,
Realisation of blankness within:
We seek compensation in self-exhibition
Attracting attention, by meaningless din.
We are the vanguard of new generations!
Fooling the feeble and making them wish
That they could like us be exotic negations
Acclaimed by an army of still poorer fish.
We can be found among all creeds and nations
Assuming great airs in this humbugging role.
. . . I'm slow to arouse, but with shams
I've no patience,
By Gad! I'm in favour of Post birth-control.