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Wild Things

Silent wings go flitting by
Towards the flowers and bushes nigh
Of fantail, wren and butterfly
Neath a blue and sunny sky.

Things that leap and hop about
Kangaroo and shy brown trout
And the grasshopper surprise
With a huge leap for his size.

Things that cry out in the dark
Boobook owl on stringybark
And male possum hiss aggressively
On high branch of blackwood tree.

Wild things that for their lives race
Dodging hare the fox outpace
And aged wildebeest who has lost top speed
For the hungry lions a feed.

Wild things distinctive by their song
Aussie magpie and currawong
And kookaburra with the raucous call
And lyrebird who mimic them all.

Wild things beautiful and free
Birds that sing on bush and tree
Creatures of the land and sea
Mother Nature's family.

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