An image showing a funeral poem about Overstrand.

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 Overstrand.
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 linen 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.

FREE delivery within the UK via Royal Mail 1st Class.

By placing an order and using this website, this means you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
If this poem is read at a funeral service, please credit Poppyland Poet in the Order of Service.

Click the PayPal button to make a secure payment via card or your PayPal account. The Website is SSL protected to protect your transaction. To use Paypal you do not need to have a Paypal account and you can pay safely with all major credit and debit cards.

Please select the form of poem you would like. Your purchase will be then be displayed below.despatch the order. AFTER PAYING, PLEASE WAIT for the personalisation contact form. I post all poems 24 hours after ordering to ensure prompt delivery.


 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 – 8 verses £20.95
Ivory A3 Print – 8 verses £20.95
 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 5 verses £21.95
 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 8 verses £23.95

Website created and hosted Wensumdotnet.
Poppy image by

Nestled between gentle hills, woodland and sea, this fishing 
 village retains an olde world charm,
the scarlet red poppies for which the area was renown, 
 embroider the field verge of a nearby farm.

A sentinel clock tower watches over The Londs, walls made 
of stones smoothed by the rolling action of the sea,
near the clifftop boat shed lay wooden crab pots with twisted  
 green rope, while fishing boats wait patiently.

Summer beach huts in bright colours line the promenade
watching the waves’ hypnotic ebb and flow,
a transient dusting of snow lightly rests on empty windswept
 golden sand with an ephemeral glow.

A skylark’s song floats above the flagsticks and greens of
 the midway point of an immaculate golf course,
a coastal walk along towering clifftops, the sculpted cliff  
edge softened with rich yellow flowering gorse.

A tempestuous winter sea pounds the sea wall covering
the walkway with a cascade of foamy spray,
the restless water changing from deep indigo to azure blue
as fleeting clouds pass on a sunlit summer’s day.

Excited children with buckets and spades build turreted
castles in dry sand left by the receding tide,
wild pink roses flower near silver railings overlooking
pristine beaches, beneath endless Norfolk sky, so wide.

Opposite the cobbled church, cherry trees bestow pink tissue
 paper confetti onto a curving path of grey,
the distant revolving beam of a hexagonal lighthouse lights 
obsidian velvet sky at the starlit end of each day.

With beautiful coastal scenery, Edwardian houses, ever-changing 
light and tides, this village you loved so dear,
when walking along the beach under blue skies or a brisk winter 
gale, this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.