A personalised poem can be a thoughtful gift for a birthday, Christmas, an anniversary, retirement or thank you for loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the joys of sailing.
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 lightly 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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Approaching a brightly coloured marker buoy, the empty wind
-less sail momentarily flapping before taking a homeward turn,
the boat’s displacement of surface water creates a white
expanding rippling fluid V to fan out from the boat’s stern.
The exhilaration as a light southerly freshens, filling and tightening
the slack white sails, escalating the boat’s natural speed,
the thrilling sight of a sleek, modern catamaran fully up on plane
on smooth water, hoping previous speeds to supersede.
The liquid colour and mood of the restless water is always in
perpetual flux, transposing from pewter grey to cerulean blue,
a mirror image of the itinerant sky is shown as it momentarily
illuminates as sporadic cumulus clouds and sun pass through.
In a stiff south westerly breeze, maintaining the speeding boat’s
balance and equilibrium by leaning in harness far over the side,
bright sunlight creates glittering wave tipped diamonds on the
water’s cool rippled surface as over it the boat silently glides.
Tacking as the transient wind changes direction, swinging the
dinghy’s silver aluminium boom and sail from port to starboard,
a slumbering autumnal marina is softened by dawn’s nebulous
white ephemeral mist, orderly rows of resting boats moored.
A bright sunlit summer’s day at Cowes Sailing Regatta hosts
a panoramic profusion of distant brightly coloured sails,
foaming white horses ride the tall breaking crests of volatile
rolling waves on a tempestuous sea during winter gales.
The lullaby of tranquil water undulating gently against the
boat’s rocking hollow hull in the obsidian velvet of night,
in centuries past, navigation was guided by a sextant using the
position of the overhead sun, the constellations and star light.
Ominous mauve rain clouds billow mountainously far above
the shadowed horizon causing the wind’s speed to rise,
the unexpected summer storm requires efficient reefing of
the straining main and fore sail, carefully fastening the ties.
In a gentle summer breeze enjoying the unique encompassing silence
that accompanies sailing, hearing the wind and water flowing by,
flocks of Black-Headed gulls gliding in warm air thermals survey
nomadic tranquil sea far below, effortlessly circling so high.
The setting sun’s golden orb is painted with bold brushstrokes of
ephemeral pink as it slowly sinks into calm indigo sea,
sailing on smooth water with a brisk breeze, feeling the wind
and warm sun on your face, always the perfect place to be.