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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 13. September 24, 1947

A Lover's Lament

A Lover's Lament

Dedication: To her, curse her.

May I begin by ending.
That bending of me to you
That blending that was us
May I begin by ending it.

I never saw you go
Until your bland, "Hullo"
Signified your plain demise
And our rocket came down with a fizz.

Farewell fond lover, farewell
Take yourself off to any hell
Of humdrum, contemptuous inbreeding
Of your heart and his, needing
Nothing but the parson and his tawdry pomp
To complete the beginning of your boredom.

I never bid you stay unless you love
And since you love not me, my sweetling dove,
Go share bed and board, looks and blisses
And try to swoon with his ordinary kisses.