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A 10 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 joy of fishing as a professional or hobby.
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 10 verse version 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 10 verse version 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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 Digital Download – 5 verses £13.95
 Digital download – 10 verses £17.95
White A4 Print – 5 verses £17.95
Ivory A4 Print – 5 verses £17.95
White A3 Print – 10 verses £21.95
Ivory A3 Print – 10 verses £21.95
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The smooth mirrored surface of the flowing water ripples with a
series of expanding concentric liquid silver O’s,
caused  by a fish attempting to catch flies on the sunlit surface
then diving into dark still water below.

The elegant arching of the rod and the clean whipping sound of
the slender line as it soars past overhead,
before gracefully landing and being carried in the gently flowing
currents of the wide shallow river bed.

Motionless on a fishing perch over a stream’s transient water, a
 kingfisher’s fleeting iridescence in characteristic pose,
focused, watching crystalline water flowing over coloured cobbles
for the glint of darting silver minnows.

The distinctive whirring sound of the reel’s circular spool discharging,
casting into turbulent pewter grey sea,
 standing in slowly receding wave shallows, the ebb and flow of the 
tidal water dictating where to be.

The slope, shape and depth of the immediate beach offshore, whether
shallow water or faster flowing deep,
 the choice of fishing hook and line guided by experience and knowledge 
of which fish prefer feeding on a flat shelf or steep.

Strong northerly winds with the icy metallic scent of forthcoming 
snow blow undisturbed across a deserted beach,
the only other inhabitants, monochrome oystercatchers call as
 they fly overhead, seemingly just out of reach.

After winter’s restful slumber in the lengthening days of spring, the
art of fly fishing comes to the fore,
all too soon the transitory summer season cools and becomes
 autumn, leaving you wanting more.

Fly fishing a crystal clear fast flowing stream wearing tall olive 
    green waders and muted patterned tweeds,
 an intimate knowledge of the fish, weather, local area and fly fishing 
expertise are required if you are to succeed.

A khaki seat tackle box contains an assortment of hooks, swivels,
multicoloured fishing beads and bait,
on a calm day with nebulous smoke white mist lightly resting on the
water, the tranquil scene captivates.

Feeling the wind and sun, the serenity of salt and freshwater 
 fishing, an interest you loved so dear,
whenever I see a person fishing, whether river, lake or sea,
  this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.