Four gulls

Four gulls flew in
from the fog on the Tyne
up here in Newcastle
Knew they were mine

Here to welcome me
to this wonderful city
which I have to leave
today, more’s the pity

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

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A pint at The Bridge

Back up at The Bridge Hotel
between the city walls
Overlooking Gateshead
On the Tyne, Newcastle calls

With High Bridge to the right
and the castle to the left
beaming in the sunshine
though it’s history’s bereft

A Tiny Rebel ale is
a refreshing pint of beer
in the pub I will return to
whenever I am here

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Photo – view of the high level bridge from the beer garden of The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle – Jempics

Whitley Bay

St Mary’s lighthouse on the coast
here at Whitley Bay
On a coastal island
at the tail end of a day

With rain flecks in the evening breeze
we crossed at ebbing tide
Careful not to slip and fall
though the slipway was quite wide

And from the island summit
‘Neath the white walls of the tower
we looked out to the northern sea
and its majestic power

This really is lovely place
in North East England fair
So we stayed a little while
and just revelled being there

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Photo – St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, UK – Jempics

And if I thought…

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And if I thought the sunset view
was a lovely sight
Just imagine my reaction
when I saw it later at night

Newcastle lights reflected
in the waters of the Tyne
With the bridges in bright colour
looking wonderfully fine

Enough, I have to tell you
despite the chillness in the air
for me to stand and gawp a while
at the wonder of it there

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Photo – Newcastle at night – Jempics

Room with a view

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So, the view from my room
overlooking the Tyne
is spectacular as ever
in the evening sunshine

Here in Newcastle
with the river in flow
I can think of worse places
to stay, don’t you know!

So I’ll sit here a while
at the end of my day
and think of some words
this scene to portray

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Photo – sunset on High Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – Jempics

Back to Newcastle

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On my way back to Newcastle
today on the train
I’m prepared for the cold
but it looks more like rain

I’ll be there for two days
for work, not for leisure
But will also I’m sure take
some time out for pleasure

For my hotel is down on the
Tyne riverside
overlooking the water
‘neath the five bridges wide

So no doubt at some juncture
whilst in this great city
I’ll be raising a glass
with a beer for this ditty

Pre-written of course
as you’re reading this now
But I’ll not let that stop things
or add furrow to brow

For the writing is part
of the journey begun
and to bring in the reader
is a part of the fun

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Photo – Bridges over the Tyne, Newcastle, NE England – Jempics

Newcastle

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Lindisfarne echoed
across Newcastle tonight
The fog on the Tyne

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Day 14 in the ‘Blogging from A-Z challenge

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