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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11., No. 9. 28th July 1948



The calm appraisal of your eyes
Leaves nothing to chance;
Would compass all with a glance
As the tall wind, hills;
But its astonishing candour quite fails
And doesn't really surprise.

And though I see and understand
I keep myself apart
Waver towards you through the water
Lean towards you with my laughter,
And bend away the heart
You would sift as sand.

On the glacier edge I pause,
Time runs down the clock,
I stand on the brink
Beyond which I dare not think
Entranced by your ice-deep, ice-old eyes; '
But no man can look very long at a sunrise.

—Lyster Paul.