The Unsociable Wallaby [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.]

The Unsociable Wallaby

Willie spied a wallaby hopping through the fern —
Here a jump, here a thump, there a sudden turn.
Willie called the wallaby, begging him to stop,
But he went among the wattles with a


I wonder whether, all together, you and I and father
Could eat a bun that weighs a ton. I’d like to try it, rather.

I want to know why roosters crow at dawning of the day.
Is it because they cannot think of something else to say?

C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, [1921], page 94

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