The Mopoke [poem by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in Gumtops (1935).]

The Mopoke

When Night was come upon the bush
With stars and mounting moon,
And magpies drowsed aloft in leaves,
Forgetting their glad tune;
Then some nocturnal spirit spoke,
Echoing clear and far:
Clear and far and oft:
“M-o-p-o-k!” . . . . “M-o-p-o-k-!”

Rex Ingamells. Gumtops, F. W. Preece & Sons, Adelaide, 1935, page 26

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