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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 24, No. 15. 1961.

2. Introspection

2. Introspection

A week, perhaps a hesitant month,
And love and life are interchange.
I'll not air and stand on such a plinth,
As is pilloried and mocked
With soft voluptuous words,
With terrible, ha-rsh words,
Of foaming, tempestuous words,
But barren, dry, and dessicated.
Oh Thought, thou wert not born
To be mocked.
Oh Mind, thou wert not made
To atrophy, in the stench material evil.
Oh Soul, redeem thyself and clean thyself,
From the ashes rise and purge Thyself
Of milk-sop noise and grime,
And rise, spiral, climb
Thus to light and shade,
A World of transpositions and of Life.