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The 10 verse poem is at the foot of the page.

A 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 gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the joys of The Lake District.
My poems have been very well received by readers of all ages and backgrounds. 

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Dispatched within 1 day. 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. 

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

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Please select the form of poem you would like. Your purchase will be then be displayed below. AFTER PAYMENT, PLEASE WAIT for the personalisation form (about 10 seconds). I post all poems 24 hours after ordering to ensure prompt delivery. If no personalisation details are received, I shall despatch a plain poem with an extra verse. 


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  £22.95
Ivory A3 Print – 10 verses  £22.95
A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 5 verses £21.95
A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 10 verses £24.95

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Wandering to unknown destinations, white cumulus clouds 
glide silently above on a sky of pure cornflower blue,
the landscape’s sheltered valleys sculpted by monumental 
 glaciers, barely changed in the millennia old view.

 In late April, flowering in undisturbed woodland the gentle 
fragrance and tranquility of native bluebells,
the timeless plaintive chorus of mothers and lambs calling 
 carried by light transient wind from a distant fell.

In the sheltered lea of a grey moss covered rock, a cluster
of alpine saxifrage flowers in delicate candy floss pink,
towering indigo craggy peaks are silhouetted with antique
 gold tapering rays as an evening sun slowly sinks.

A prodigious pillar supports a disused quarry’s vaulted 
cathedral ceiling created by mined copper rich stone,
stalwart native black Fell ponies have grazed high hill land 
for numerable centuries, the low fells their home.

The tumultuous roar of a torrent of tumbling crystal spring
water hitting black rocks from a nearby waterfall,
in slumbering autumn, the perennial reverberating echo around 
silent sweeping fells as a territorial deer stag calls.

Scarfell Pike’s shadowed peak clearly visible against cloudless
blue sky, the crown covered with pristine snow,
a stark outcrop adorned with a luxurious carpet of heather’s 
purple flowers overlooks white cottages far below.

A smooth obsidian lake reflects a reverse image of colourful 
autumnal bracken fronds encompassed by sentinel hills,
rocky crags and verdant valleys engender a deep appreciation  
of nature, that the beauty of this landscape instills.