Riverbank tree
Cycle path
Frome Road bridge
Torrens tunnel
University footbridge
University Oval
North Adelaide
The British

Beside the Torrens

Then I leave Uni and walk all alone

Back to North Adelaide over bridge, grass and stone

This walk is embedded in my deepest memory

But each time I take it it’s like a first new discovery

It’s like walking thru my own mythology

With figures from the past strolling alongside of me

All weaving and darting from behind the trees

As memories dance like the falling of leaves

– from Coming of Age (1974)
1 Discussion on “Beside the Torrens”
  • Donald, I certainly relate to beside the Torrens, it takes me back. And I can imagine your thoughts as you wrote it, harking back to those formative, deeply remembered years.

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