A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of Dereham.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, by funeral directors and add a very personal accolade.
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The grand facade and columns of the former Corn
Exchange, now a cinema in the market place,
the weekly bustling striped stalls selling colourful flowers
and fruit and vegetables in the open space.
A towering modern mushroom shaped grey water tower
soars above the town’s skyline view,
in front, the Victorian building with decorative arched
windows, a visual reminder of the old and the new.
Crossing the busy road, the bright red central circle and
white of the wide railway crossing gates,
the station has a long platform canopy and is embellished
with barley twist chimneys above the roofing slate.
This heritage line has a north and south signal box, both
painted in yellow and rich emerald green,
watching a steam train billowing clouds of smoke travelling
along the relaid track is a pleasure to be seen.
Tucked behind the church, metal railings surround a well’s
sunken stone arch where a local spring flows,
nearby is a square bell tower with a Roman numeral clock
and traditional flint cottages neatly in a row.
Prodigious warehouses provided many jobs in the previous
century, in the process of being restored,
where the thriving railway brought the barley used to make
beer malt, which was off loaded and stored.
The dahlia and grape swagged frieze below the reed thatch of
a Bishop’s cottage in traditional black and white,
inside are curving wooden beams, steep narrow stairs and a
museum, a bygone visual delight.
Dereham has an eclectic mix of buildings, a mixture of old and
new, this town you loved so dear,
whenever I walk along the winding streets in sunshine, wind or rain,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.