Day 72 Wednesday March 17th

outer east 12 minutes
The Drive High Street Moorfield Little Moor Jesmond Dene Road 
 Osborne Road Mitchell Avenue North Jesmond Avenue Newbrough Crescent 
 Osborne Road Reid Park Road
By a 12th century chapel  a place of pilgrimage   in St Mary’s name
A dell below me is overgrown    untended     and a riot of birds
Against the bright sunlight I see mainly shapes    flying in and out
Two bursts of a woodpecker’s drum   counterpoint   to the bin wagon’s
 slow thumping approach