[Editor: This poem, by L. E. Homfray, was published in The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW), 14 November 1925.]
I Want to Know
I want to know about Baby Bunting,
And whether her daddy still goes hunting;
Then tell me the story of Jack and Jill,
And why did they tumble down the hill?
Now, won’t you read about little Bo Peep,
And, please, did she ever find all her sheep?
I quite forget how that story ended,
Or if Humpty Dumpty ever got mended.
I want to know about little Jack Horner,
And whether he still sits up in the corner;
Do you think he’s still such a greedy boy,
That eating plums is his greatest joy?
There was an old woman under the hill,
I want to know if she lives there still?
Now tell me all about Mother Hubbard,
Who went one day to her empty cupboard.
— L. E. HOMFRAY.
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW), 14 November 1925, p. 10