...so, how does JiggeryPoetry work?

It's jiggering easy!

Step One: You've already found me so I'm guessing you need a poem. Browse the poems posted on here and if they've made you smile and you think I'm the one who can help, move on to Step Two.

Step Two: Give me a ring, send me an email or fill in the contact form and tell me everything you can about the person/organisation that you want me to create a poem for. (Based on what you've seen of my poetry, you may stress a preference for the style and length of poem you require - be sure to check with me for pricing options.)

Step Three: Wait for your poem to arrive (you won't be waiting long). After making payment, you will receive an electronic version and/or hard copy (on high-quality paper) on or before the agreed deadline. JiggeryPoetry poems are always excellent value and on time. (I don't charge extra for further redrafts like some writing services do.)


What exactly do you need from me?

As soon as you get in touch, I'll email (or post) you a form which will ask you some questions about the person you want the poem for. Complete the form with as much detail as you want to reveal and spin it back to me. Or (and this is an even better option) give me a ring and we'll have a natter.

How long does it take?

JiggeryPoetry is fast: 2-3 weeks from contact to delivery. Although it may take a little longer if you want to spend time checking and rechecking drafts of you poem. (I would definitely advise this as you and I want your poem to be right, so feel free to take your time.)

What do I receive?

You choose. Electronic copy only? High-quality print? Framed? Unframed? Combination? Of course there are different prices for each option, but the format is completely up to you.

What if I need something completely different?

Get in touch. At JiggeryPoetry, anything's possible. 

Latest Poem

For Kim & Chris 2019

For Kim & Chris

The outlook for the day is golden sunshine wall to wall.
No greying clouds are in the sky; no rain’s about to fall.
So while the forecast’s favorable and champagne glasses brim,
Come take a trip with me into the world of Chris and Kim.

It may sound quite the cliche, a poetic heart to heart,
But the problem, put quite simply, is exactly where to start!
A poem of serenity or verse that’s loud and jokey?
Less Chris’ quest for quietude; more Kim on karaoke.

It all began quite awkwardly as friendship turned to romance;
Chris’ friends could be forgiven for thinking he had no chance,
But soon enough, with ring in hand and undeterred expression
He moved towards the living room to hit Kim with the question.

So picture if you will the sunlight streaming through the window,
Our man with sweating palms rehearsing matrimony lingo.
The sparkler poised in fingers; the bended knee manouevre -
But Kim is more preoccupied with brand new Argos Hoover.

If you know Kim, you’ll be aware she likes a bit of cleaning;
A wizard with the Windolene, if no-one’s intervening.
But save a thought for Chris, whose body waited, stalled and trembled
As he stared upon his love’s attempts to get that thing assembled.

So lost inside that vacuum for an hour, maybe more
He contemplated life and thought of what there was in store:
A girl as strong as anyone with eyes and smile bewitching
Who’s a dab hand with a duster and knows how to shine a kitchen.

A scintillating firework with fireworks within
Mainly down to too much Rumtopf, aperol and gin.
And every day for years Kim’s face had occupied his head,
As only she knew how to disengage him from his shed.

Eventually Kim noticed him and quickly turned around,
Refusing though to throw the thing’s instructions to the ground.
And even though she realised how long he’d had to linger,
She held his gaze and grabbed the ring and stuck it on her finger.

So from that day to this, the time has rapidly unfurled:
Chris has spent it locked in shed and Kim at Slimming World,
And now before the lights dim and the music starts to play,
There’s one more stanza from my heart that I would like to say.

It’s easy to be trivial about your quirks and quaintness;
But much more fun to recognise your loveliness and greatness.
For on this day of days when friends and relatives are here
When both your smiles and tenderness ignite the atmosphere.
When magic, dreams and starlight surround us in excess,
We’re proud to call you friends, and wish you every happiness.

Published 25th Sep 2019 | Weddings