Dragging an iron rake
the tractor wallows
across the ocean of the paddock
with a fine excitement of gulls
in its wake.
It has two large paddle wheels,
a funnel, with smoke;
and the captain is on the bridge.
Having cast off a couple
of moments ago,
he sets a course for the opposite hedge.
Source: The ABC Book of Australian Poetry: a treasury for young people compiled by Libby Hathorn (ABC Books 2010)