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 London.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, by funeral directors and celebrants, and add 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 linen 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).
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|Digital Download – 6 verses||£14.95|
|Digital download – 10 verses||£18.95|
|White A4 Print – 6 verses||£18.95|
|Ivory A4 Print – 6 verses||£18.95|
|White A3 Print – 10 verses||£22.95|
|Ivory A3 Print – 10 verses||£22.95|
|A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 6 verses||£21.95|
|A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 10 verses||£25.95|
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In Regent’s Park, moored beside the decorative arch of Primrose
Hill Bridge, traditionally painted canal boats patiently wait,
under the velvet canopy pf a leaden ebony twilight sky, the
Cities’ innumerable glittering lights captivate.
A stately park avenue of mature chestnut trees with gently
twisting silver trunks, shadowed by pastel sun’s rays,
a heat haze’s fluxing iridescent shimmer lightly rests above
London’s towering skyline on a hot summer’s day.
The tranquil silence of mature oak trees in Saint James Park
causes the dull roar of tireless traffic to recede,
the meticulous colourful military tradition of Changing The
Guard mounted on immaculate black equine steeds.
An arcing spray of prismatic crystal droplets of sparkling water
from a local blackbird taking an early morning bath,
the blush pink tissue paper confetti of flowering cherry blossom
petals embellishes nearby wide winding paths.
Shadowed transitory water highlighted with glittering sunlit
diamonds glides under Tower Bridge’s turquoise blue,
radiant springtime yellow daffodils flower on the adjacent river
bank creating a classic picture postcard view.
The itinerant white clouds of a winter’s breaking dawn are
reflected in the Shard, silvered glass so high,
above this vibrant metropolis, a fluid cloud mummuration of
roosting starlings ebb and flow in twilight sky.
In Regent’s Park, moored beside Primrose Hill Bridge,
traditionally painted canal boats patiently wait,
under the dense canopy of a leaden obsidian velvet twilight
sky, the city’s innumerable shimmering lights captivate.
Royal Parks luxuriously carpeted with a transient rich dusting
of discarded autumnal colour in amber, russet and gold,
a resident grey squirrel industriously digging, hiding it’s winter
hoard of acorns on a morning, clear, icy and cold.
London’s distinctive architectural silhouette is backlit with linear
ephemeral white gold on a freezing winter’s sunrise,
the distinct ebony line on the distant horizon hazy, softened
where resting smoke white morning mist lies.
A colourful profusion of tri-coloured summer pansies in yellow,
lilac and rich ruby decorate a park’s curved flowerbed,
in Covent Garden, a row of Art Deco telephone boxes used
to patiently stand sentry, painted in Pillar Box Red.
The bustling vibrance and noise of the day then restful
silence of the night, this city you loved so dear,
when I think of or see London, so full of natural and manmade beauty,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.