[Editor: This poem for children, by Eva Oakley, was published in Willie Wagtail, Two Little Romances and Other Verses (1945).]
“In the Bush”
See the bush track winding round,
And the bridge across the brook,
Mountains in the distance too,
If you carefully will look.
In the shade of those big trees,
People may, so safely, rest;
In their branches, little birds
Peep out of their snug, wee nest.
Eva Oakley, Willie Wagtail, Two Little Romances and Other Verses, Melbourne: Austral Printing & Publishing Company, , p. 14
wee = little, very small, diminutive, e.g. “the wee child” (the small child), “the wee hours of the morning” (the small hours of the morning, i.e. the early hours of the morning)