Mcloughlins Beach In South Gippsland Poem by Francis Duggan

Mcloughlins Beach In South Gippsland



The soft fluting of the curlew it is a pleasant thing
O'er the mudflats by the ocean at McLouglins beach in Spring
Though I've not been there now for awhile two years or maybe three
As near a place to an Earthly Utopia as one might wish to see.

McLoughlins beach in South Gippsland is beautiful in the Spring
The wattlebirds on the foreshore on the flowering banksias sing
A long way from the Northern Lands and their home breeding ground
Small waders from the Artic on the mudflats run around.

Tiny crabs at low tide from their burrows are out
And in their thousands in search of food one sees them crawl about
But they are very wary if approaching footsteps they do hear
Into their thumb sized hiding spots they quickly disappear.

The artists go to paint there in the warm days of Springtime
Mclouglins Beach in South Gippsland renowned in song and rhyme
An Earthly coastal Utopia in the Springtime of the year
The soft flutings of the curlew so pleasant for to hear.

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