[Editor: This poem for children, by Eva Oakley, was published in Willie Wagtail, Two Little Romances and Other Verses (1945).]
The shadows of the trees, upon the path,
Were falling as the team sped on its way;
The ploughman soon would reach his little home,
To rest from work, at close of this Spring day,
And thank God for His blessings from above,
Which prove to men His everlasting love.
Eva Oakley, Willie Wagtail, Two Little Romances and Other Verses, Melbourne: Austral Printing & Publishing Company, , p. 15