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

©Jemverse

Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

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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

©Jemverse

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

Five bridges

Gleams the sun
on slow Tyne
Five bridges reflected
the moment, mine

Silence reigns
Newcastle stirs
Five bridges reflected
vision blurs

Brief a shiver
morning chill
Five bridges reflected
spurs my will

Captured a view
and looking good
Five bridges reflected
where I stood

©Jemverse

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