I hear the cry of the magpies joyously gushing
Over the morning,
The carolling slogan of magpies, like a rill rushing,
And sorrow scorning.
Magpies, fill up my heart with the joy of exultant things
Fresh notes adorning!
Breath of the morning primeval your melody brings
To thrill my morning.
Louis Esson, Bells and Bees: Verses, Melbourne: Thomas C. Lothian, 1910, [page 32]