Where once the Molonglo rushed its torrents to the sea
a haze of knowledge rises confusedly;
close by, in solid clusters grand
amid spreading lawns where sacred groves abound
stands the ANU, monument to learning and truth
where dedicated scholars enrich the minds of youth.
The subtleties of nature are exposed for all to see,
and relations between entities expressed mathematically,
the vast expanse of nature is shown to be sublime,
perfect instruction for the young enquiring mind!
The glories of literature are not neglected either
and the intimacies of verse fan the inner, ecstatic fire.
Once departed these hallowed grounds, whatever life shall send,
they will surpass mediocrity, and seek to comprehend.