An image showing a funeral poem about Dereham.
An 8 verse poem is available at the foot of the page.


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, adding a very personal accolade.

OPTIONS
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Please remember to check your spam/junk folder. The email will be sent as a PDF file. The 8 verse poem will be sent as 2 A4 pages unless an A3 format is requested.

CARD  Printed on 240 gsm high quality linen textured white or ivory A4 or A3 card. The poem is placed in a protective cellophane wrapper and posted flat in a cardboard backed envelope (A4) or rolled in a tube (A3).

PAPER SCROLL & PRESENTATION BOX – Printed on 100 gsm high quality lightly textured ivory matte A4 paper, tied with navy ribbon in an ivory card presentation box. The 8 verse poem will be printed on 2 sheets of A4 paper.

PERSONALISED
Poems can be personalised with the names, dates and words of your choosing, up to a maximum of 50 characters (including spaces). A contact form displays after payment (about 10 seconds) for your choice as to personalised or unpersonalised.

DELIVERY
FREE delivery within the UK via Royal Mail 1st Class.

TERMS and CONDITIONS
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If this poem is read at a funeral service, please credit Poppyland Poet in the Order of Service.

ORDERING
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PRICES

 Digital Download – 5 verses £13.95
Digital Download – 8 verses £16.95
White A4 Print – 5 verses £17.95
Ivory A4 Print – 5 verses £17.95
White A3 print – 8 verses £20.95
Ivory A3 print – 8 verses £20.95
A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 5 verses £21.95
A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 8 verses £23.95

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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.