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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 15. 1969.


The following poem is in reply to the poetry published in Salient 15.

"Frankly the poem reeks", writes Peter J. Needham, in a covering letter.

"But so does the subject.

"Unlike some, I consider treating diabolic subjects in angelic terms makes for high satire.

"Why brush a corpse with violets when you can kick it in the head?" the letter said.