Things that Go Squark by Peter Wesley-Smith

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There are things that go squark in the day-time,
there are things that go garkling at dawn;
there are things that gruffoon
in the late afternoon
or whenever the curtains are drawn.
There are things that go swoosh in the morning,
there are things that enfooble and fight;
ev’ry ev’ning at dusk
there are things quite grotusque,
there are things that go bump in the night.
There are things that go squelch in the spring-time,
there are things that go flark in the fall—
but the worst of the breed
is a terror indeed:
it’s a thing that goes nothing at all!

Source: The ABC Book of Australian Poetry: a treasury for young people compiled by Libby Hathorn (ABC Books 2010)

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