[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921 (page 114). This book has four poems entitled “Bird Song”, on pages 48, 63, 108, and 114.]
I suspect the Kookaburra,
For his methods are not thorough
In his highly praised campaign against the snakes.
And the small birds, one and all,
Curse him for a cannibal —
Though he certainly is cheerful when he wakes.
C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, , page 114
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