Homage au professor
Poems for Colin Duckworth
1979 to 2009 Tessa's parents
Colin and Mary Duckworth travelled from Australia, where Colin was
professor of French at the University of Melbourne and latterly a
novelist, librettist, actor and translator, adaptor and producer
of plays, to spend most
summers in England.
We made the return trip less often. The
"professor poems" provided an occasional commentary on these
comings and goings. Colin died in Melbourne in December 2012. The
spelling of "professor" is not, of course, correct French in the title, but that's just the way things are.