This is my first individual blog, and I’ve decided to name it taking words from my old high school song. I have never forgotten it – perhaps because it seems so atypical in its “floweriness”. Here it is:
Minerva, by our southern seas,
Her sacred groves replanted
With whispering gums to woo the breeze
That floats o’er lands enchanted.
With ageless hills she rimmed her bower,
Her sunlit shrine of learning,
And here we keep through shine and shower
The Torch of knowledge burning.
Then grasp the torch another hand
Has cast for our endeavor,
By faith with fortitude this brand
We’ll keep aflame forever.
The treasures time has handed down.
Were dearly bought by sages,
The poison cup, the martyr’s crown
Lay guerdon through the ages.
Their faith with fortitude we’ll make
The mould of our endeavor,
And Hornsby, pride of place will take
Among the schools forever.
I should add that our logo was “the torch of knowledge” and motto “faith with fortitude”. Anyhow, my main aim is to talk books and reading, but who knows, I might talk about other things as well. I’ll just see how it goes.