Day 61 Saturday March 6th

inner west 7 minutes
The Drive
Two runners    two cars          one plane
In the sunshine    a blue tit calls      and a nuthatch responds
Pushed by tree roots         the kerb stones billow down the street

 

 

Day 58 Wednesday March 3rd

inner southeast 9 minutes
The Drive High Street Little Moor Highbury
A secret pond     an island bench    tucked behind a hazel coppice
Bee hives    quiet in the chill morning
Against the traffic   the birds keep in contact     but little song

 

 

Day 56 Monday March 1st

outer southeast 8 minutes
The Drive High Street Little Moor Highbury Brentwood Avenue Fairfield Road
The dawn-lit moon hangs      in the cold of the frosted dawn
Motorway sound   is unrelenting 
Sparrows chat and robin sings     inside the traffic’s seething

Day 55 Sunday February 28th

outer northeast 11 minutes
The Poplars Roseworth Avenue The Grove Moor Road North 
 St Nicholas Avenue Rectory Grove Church Road Church Lane
Sparrow chatter   across small front gardens   behind low walls
Cars parked   on the south side of the lane   a lone walker passes by
Lost mortar below roof tiles      a sparrow flies to the hole

 

 

Day 54 Saturday February 27th

inner west 13 minutes
The Poplars High Street Graham Park Road
A heraldic turn    atop gateposts     lions hold shields
A once gateway bricked back into a wall
In a Range Rover      white hair uncombed      eyes staring
A woodpecker drums on a chimney       a thrush limbers up for spring

 

 

Day 53 Friday February 26th

outer southwest 6 minutes
The Drive Moor Place woodlands Oaklands Avenue Oaklands 
 Grandstand Road Town Moor
A skylark murmers     reluctant to sing in February sunshine
Flows of people     crisscross the moor
Jackdaw and common gull stand      as crows lumber into the wind