Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 13. October 4, 1951
If the Cap Fits ..
If the Cap Fits ...
A student recently arrived at the time of the Equinox and observing not only the astronomical conjunctions and attractions of the season but an almost perpetual demonstration of other forces of attraction in all corners of the College felt inspired to write the following ode:
Blush, Blush for Shame
When in Spring a young man's fancy light turns,
Is there need for him to set his love afire?
To woo in public where, while his love burns,
The public have to see-his amoug istic pyre?
When summer is icumen in and sparrow sing,
Is there need for him to stop the sparrow's song
By catching kiss and cuddle on the wing,
And strike the sparrow dumb with wonder—whole days long?
If winter comes can spring be far,
Not too far as far as we're concerned.
If this keeps up twill melt the tennis tar,
And who would want the old gymnasium burned?
Be careful lover how you chose your places
Blush, blush for shame if you should always err,
So that, while bringing red to student faces,
You foolishly—and publicly—discredit her.
Any coincidence between this ode and persons living or loving is purely a happy coincidence.