A Whiff of Wattle [poem, 16 February 1918]

[Editor: A poem published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 2, 16 February 1918.]

A Whiff of Wattle.

The Girl.
Tripping down the Mountain Trail
With the breeze of Spring,
’Long the pad thro’ Wattle Vale,
Where the bell-birds sing.
Skipping on to catch the mail
With Love’s rememb’ring.

The Bloke.
Blowing up the Menin Road
With the winds of Aut’mn,
Towing donks with ammo load,
Dodging a post-mort’m,
Rhyming of a wattle’s ode
Wishing he could sport som’.

J. F. Reid.



Source:
Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 2, 16 February 1918, page 7

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