Salient. Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 25. October 4, 1976
weeks of rain, hail pattering windows.
-sun oblique, transitory;
all birds silent in mourning prayer.
800 million stand,
a man has died here.
weeks of rain and national flooding,
-tears are heard sweeping the valley.
"E pa to hau he wini raro
kia tangi atu au i konei."
800 millions and many world-more stand
(amid the pouring constant rain,
the pattering fickle hail,
and moaning lamentation.)
sun oblique, transitory;
beaming all glory upon the simple face of man.
the birds singing chorus to sigh
with 800 millions standing.
we all stand in silence and mourn that man.