Sounding the City


the curfew approaches - royal park

the curfew approaches.mp3

Curfew is from 8pm to 5am. I take an empty 58 tram to Flemington road where the chatter of roosting parrots drowns out the thinner traffic sound. As darkness rolls over, I walk northwards across Royal Park to my favourite spot in the centre of the Native Grassland Circle. The city seems far away and its  sounds drain away with the approaching curfew. Darkness silences the birds. Only the songs of the wind remain.