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Just A Student.
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Just A Student.

Poem By Michael Walker

I was the only boarder in an old villa
out at Island Bay, near the beach
where I took long walks on The Esplanade.
The house was near the bus stop on The Parade.
I would take the bus into Lambton Quay each day
then the cable car - thinking of San Francisco-
up to The Terrace, to the university of diversity.
I was only passing through in Wellington,
a city dominated by brooding hills and the moody sea,
demarcation lines on the capital's dreams.
Of course the city was ruffled by strong southerlies
and heavy rain now and then, but I coped with that.

I took little interest in parliament then,
but I knew New Zealand's political history well
and once I saw Walter Nash pass by, smiling,
in Molesworth Street, his time nearly up.

I recall the impressive view across the harbour
to the Rimutaka Ranges, landmarks in the east.
I observed the city's canyon streets day by day,
but studying Schiller's philosophy was not everyday.

-18 May,2019.

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Comments (8)

Beautifuly done. Thanks for sharing such brilliant piece and scene.
I went to Wellngton, three years ago. Took the cable car. Your poem reminds me of this capital city.
This is a great pleasure to revisit your beautiful poem and read it thoroughly with much eagerness which you have penned from your past experience. An excellent sharing is done really.
The poem is a precious piece which also records a part of y0ur student life.A wonderful poem, thanks for sharing.
Such a nice poetry, Michael Walker. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you.