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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 3. April 13, 1946

[Untitled poem by W.H.O., published in Salient Vol. 9 No. 3. 1946]

Call the apocalyptic urge
To these strange circumstances.
Evoke resentfully
The vengeance-harbingers
Warriors of the black evening, their sable horses
Trampling the mind's inconsequence.

Bring sheer annihilation on this place,
Descend from the thunder-clouds with shouting
And the clash of unappeasable anger, Destroy, destroy.

Strain the established interest of mind
To absolute extinction,
Reduce each aspiration to its embers Dying, dying.

Reft from the enterprising hand
The brush and pen,
Place scalpel-point on the indifference.
Killing, killing.