Friday, April 8, 2011

Truth - Eileen Duggan

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.

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