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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1936

To a Town Planner

page 31

To a Town Planner

Beside me grows
A slip of macrocarpa,
Which, crushed, yields forth its sweetness
Like life . . .
A fragrance blows
From gorse, from grass, from everything that lives.
Murmur a languorous symphony.

* * *

I turn
And Wellington, like an octopus
Lolls impudently in the hollow,
Spewing forth
A thousand sepia streams.
Sometimes the pit has beauty,
But not to-day,
When light and air are free as God's salvation
But men growl: "Nay!"