The colourful crooked timber medieval architecture and narrow  
cobbles lane of Elm Hill,
this pretty historic street has a seat surrounding the girth of a tree 
creating calm and still,
the elaborate winged dragon black metal spandrel supported by a 
wooden arch in Dragon’s Hall,
the red bricks and vertical black timbers of the outer are supported 
by interior studded A frames, arched and tall.

The imposing square Norman castle is a diligent sentinel overlooking 
the city from it’s towering castle mound,
the gardens above the nearby shopping mall are restful away from the
  thriving city’s traffic and sound,
the Royal Arcade is an Art Nouveau visual delight with an airy glass 
  roof and soft green colour scheme,
 with vibrant Doulton tiles of flowers and birds and a decorative stained
   window, to be appreciated it needs to be seen.

The River Wensum flows through the city centre past Cow Tower and 
 the curving white roof dome of a former yarn mill,
with willow fronds resting gently on the clear water, the green river 
plants gently moving, the water not quite still,
the Assembly House has a Georgian facade and decorative elegant  
interiors for sumptuous meals and afternoon tea,
restored after a fire, the wooden floors and chestnut leather armchairs 
 create restful ambiance and ornate beauty.

Mousehold Heath covered with sparkling frost, the cathedral’s elegant 
spire visible above the morning’s misty haze,
the thatched summer house above the zig zag path of Chapelfield Gardens, 
 the setting perfect for a hot summer’s day,
with historical monuments and modern malls, a mixture of the old and new,
this city you loved so dear,
whenever I walk along it’s winding streets in sunshine, rain or snow,  
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

Beloved Dad James Farthing 1929 – 2017

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 Norwich.
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