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Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 8, July 27th, 1949.



Nights endlessly
it, stares at me—
huge poplars swaying in the wind
bending down to find
their balance in the sky again;
and clear tributaries joining the main
muddy torrent washing clean
the stones, seen like gems through the murk.

Sanctuary, my love, for a moment in your arms
that alone can charm
away the shades of a lit-up dark
that gives no rest; that start the spark
of a wafting gleam
of mellow colour, seen
and felt vaguely in the mind
as warmth; stopping the ceaseless grind
of thought against thought—
Night never ending
I seek.

—Ralph Unger.

Lack of space unfortunately prevents us from completing Paul Zilch's series of articles this issue: the last will be printed next issue.