A personalised poem can be a thoughtful gift for a birthday, anniversary, retirement or thank you for a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the joys of horse racing.
My poems have been very well received by readers of all ages and backgrounds.
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD – Please remember to check your spam/junk folder. The email will be sent as a PDF file. The 10 verse poem will be sent as 2 A4 pages unless an A3 format is requested.
CARD – Printed on 240 gsm high quality PLAIN linen textured white or ivory, A4 or A3 card (no jug or flowers). 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 linen textured ivory matte A4 paper, tied with navy ribbon in an ivory card presentation box. The 10 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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|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|
|A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 5 verses||£21.95|
|A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 10 verses||£24.95|
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Distant ebony galloping horse silhouettes, outlined on historical
Newmarket gallops softened by a white gold sunrise,
a wide linear road lined by immaculate hedging and regimented
pristine white pole railings under clear azure blue skies.
Standing close to the curving rail, the rising crescendo and fall of
thundering equine hoofs as the runners go racing by,
a distant kaleidoscope, comprised of owners’ silks vibrant colours
and designs allows individual horses to be identified.
Opposite the main stands, an exciting duel for the red and white
finishing post, the two leaders matching stride for stride,
a two year old inexperienced debutante beginning to tire, drifting
and going sideways at the course’s rail rather wide.
The racecourse stewards’ formal enquiry of the jockey and
trainer as to how an incident filled race was run,
on a frosty January day, white misty plumes of breath emanate from
the runners, when the exhilarating race is done.
The diligent race by race analysis of the small black print of
historical form studied at length the evening before,
intently evaluating the individual runners, the type of race, the soft
to hard ground, the favourable low number of the draw.
As the sprung elongated orange starting tape across the course
quickly recedes, pairs of binoculars and heads are raised,
the first horse past the finishing post in the winner’s enclosure after
a digital photo finish, being washed down and praised.
The distance of a challenging three mile hunter chase causes the
first two circuits to be taken at a leisurely pace,
coming around the final corner up a slight incline to the prominent
finishing post, developing into a dramatic four horse race.
In-between races, the courses’ groundsmen levelling rich brown birch
hurdles and replacing hoof shaped divots in manicured grass,
the multicoloured twisted braid and gold circular shaped metal
badge of an annual member’s racecourse pass.
The prodigious crowds, excitement and glamour of the eminent flat
and jump festivals throughout the racing year,
debonair top hat and tails, stylish dresses and designer hats are
worn, a traditional dress code to which many racegoers adhere.
The impressive speed of a six furlong maidens’ flat race sprinting
along the gentle undulations of the oval shaped track,
nothing else can match the unique blend of excitement, challenge
and enjoyment of this historical sport on horseback.