An image showing a funeral poem about Fakenham.

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 Fakenham.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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.

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.

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

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 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 – 5 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 colourful striped roofs of the market stalls with wicker and 
cheese, the jams and cakes homemade,
the town square is inlaid with bronze coloured blocks of lettering,
it’s printing past proudly displayed.

A side street leads to a grand house hidden behind tall cobbles
walls with a tranquil river view,
the skilled craft of blowing heated glass produces delicate
ornaments with a crystal glass hue.

The oval undulating racecourse has a steep uphill finish to the 
circular winning post of red and white,
the roar of the excited crowd as racing horses jump the birch 
fences in winter’s fading afternoon light.

A flooded former quarry has colourful gardens, walkways and 
exotic bird-filled lakes with sweeping curves,
a fleeting electric blue glimpse of a kingfisher from the riverside 
path that flows alongside the wildfowl reserve.

The grand facade of a Victorian corn exchange now screens films
and stands on a brick island on it’s own,
a concrete buffer signals a thriving bygone railway line where a
selection of flowers and plants are now grown.

The unusual curved shape of two solitary shops opposite a former
family store rebuilt after a damaging blaze,
a car park’s red brick octagonal hut used to collect tariffs from a
cattle auction on bustling market days.

Water cascades over a weir before sedately resting in the mill 
pond under a willow tree in summer’s rich green,
from the top stories of the large multi storied water mill, the 
shops and buildings of the town can clearly be seen.

With an eclectic mix of buildings and shops, a mixture of the old 
and new, this town you loved so dear,
walking along winding streets on days with a thriving farmer’s 
market, brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.