Child Song - Sunset Bay by David McKee Wright

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Little wavelets, curly-wet, sipping at our toes,
This is pretty Sunset Bay, as everybody knows,
White foot, brown foot, little fishes' tails --
Oh, there's lots of laughing water where the big ship sails!

Little wavelets, curly-wet, do you go to school?
Do you like the sands to shear all your pinky wool?
Red light, gold light, little nibbled moon --
All the world's a cherry tart and no one has a spoon.

Little wavelets, curly-wet, turn and run away,
Thank you for a merry splash, come another day!
Brown head, gold head, little fishes' fins --
Oh, the sky is catching bed-time upon small star pins!

First published in The Bulletin, 3 December 1914;
and later in
Selections from Australian Poets edited by Bertram Stevens, 1925.

Author reference sites: Austlit, Australian Dictionary of Biography

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