The quote in golden script reads:
“There is more light than world,/ and what few outlines/ Persist forget their meaning in/ the heat.” Les A. Murray
These lines are from a poem called “Tableau in January” originally published in 1965 as part of a collection of poems called The Ilex Tree. Seventeen well-chosen words seldom capture an essence as these do.
The brightly-painted beach bathing box is well-known to those who spend time around Port Phillip Bay including on famous Brighton Beach or further afield on the Mornington Peninsula.