Treasure Island

Patrick Ladbrooke

(England)

Poems of Patrick Ladbrooke

1. Alley Cricket 10/6/2011
2. Beachy Head 6/2/2014
3. Eighty 5/27/2014
4. Pond Life 5/14/2014
5. Sailing 7/1/2009
6. The Bond 9/15/2008
7. The Furrow Followed 10/10/2011
8. The Kissing Gate 12/29/2008
9. The Last Glass 5/1/2014

Sailing

On the trailing edge of winter, pale light led me
To the cut, where alder and bowed willow stand
Reflected in the greys and browns of long waiting,
While winter burdened boats slack at their ropes.

In childhood days my father’s boat was tethered here,
Firm to the rusty ring upon the quay
And I still see her fine hull cut the water,
As she bestowed the grace of sail upon our lives.

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