Patrick Ladbrooke

Rookie - 237 Points (England)

Patrick Ladbrooke Poems

1. The Bond 9/15/2008
2. The Kissing Gate 12/29/2008
3. Sailing 7/1/2009
4. Abbey Ruin (St Benets Abbey, Norfolk) 11/5/2014
5. Rush Hour 11/17/2014
6. Colours of Love, Passing 10/27/2014
7. A Navy Man 10/28/2014
8. The Conker Tree 10/30/2014
9. Motorway Morning 11/18/2014
10. Treading Leaves 11/17/2014
11. Regret 11/17/2014
12. Hush, Puppies 11/3/2014
13. Old Men of the Sea 11/5/2014
14. Chasing Silver Darlings 10/29/2014
15. Alley Cricket 10/6/2011
16. The Furrow Followed 10/10/2011
17. The Last Glass 5/1/2014
18. Pond Life 5/14/2014
19. Eighty 5/27/2014
20. Beachy Head 6/2/2014

The Bond

I remember nights of roaring surf,
The long rods nodding with the pull,
Watching in the hiss and glare of pressure lamps,
Waiting with my father, for the fish to run.

And run they did, made lines sing in the wind,
Smooth muscled silver-green flanked cod,
Gorged plump on shrimp shoaled in the scour.
We cradled them from breaker’s undertow,

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