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Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 11, September 22nd, 1948

Thought and Melancholia

Thought and Melancholia

We are but a beautiful melody
the haunting strains
half forgotten,
but yet we do remember
it was a mighty tune
and had a wonderful refrain. . . .

We are but the gleam on old silver
thrown into a pit of dung,
fantastically bent and tortured—
but yet we do see
a pattern through the rust...

—Ralph Unger.