So much for the commencement of this long whimwham
. After the initial conception, and the stirring up of the man's sluggish temperament to put it in practice, the whole matter evolves itself in a natural train.
Other GEWGAW synonyms include WHIMWHAM
, JIMJAM, FLIMFLAM, TRIMTRAM, NINCETYFINCETY and FINGLEFANGLE.
A prevailing tone until nationalism takes his attention, and the cover blurb of Island and Time in 1941 declares how 'These are the poems of a New Zealander native and untravelled, convinced now that the need is for legend rather than "realism"', and so that gradual hiving off of social commentary and political response, into the pages of WhimWham