Had issues posting. This was meant to have been posted Wednesday 6 April
- Eileen Duggan
Some can leave the truth unspoken.
Oh truth is light on such!
They may choose their time and season,
Nor feel it matters much.
I am not their judge, God help me!
Though I am of the crew
For whom is only truth or treason-
No choice between the two
But pity wrestles with my fury
Till, spent and dumb and dry
I envy bees which, barbed with reason,
Give the whole sting and die
O'Sullivan, V. (Ed.). (1979). An anthology of twentieth century new zealand poetry. Wellington: Oxford University Press.