The Beach by William Hart-Smith

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The beach is a quarter of golden fruit,

a soft ripe melon

sliced to a half-moon curve,

having a thick green rind

of jungle growth;

and the sea devours it

with its sharp,

sharp white teeth.

 

 

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

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