Patrick Ladbrooke

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I began to discover literature, including poetry just 3 years ago at the age of 57, after spending my whole career as a chemist. I have written some short stories and poems since, some of which have been published, but only in places that will publish anything. It's a hobby really (he says, wishing he could make a success of it!) .

Thanks for dropping by,

Patrick
Popular Poems
1.
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.
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2.
The Kissing Gate
There is a five bar gate,
white, by a woodland track
where, half a century back,
we talked till evening late.
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3.
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.
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4.
Abbey Ruin (St Benets Abbey, Norfolk)
Tall the abbey tower,
Now with no bell to call
Through a perfect arch to nowhere,
But a crumbling abbey wall.
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5.
Rush Hour
Ahead, in rain, the morning surges
With brake lights on the dual carriageway;
Around a slight curve traffic crushes
Yellow blinking to the outside lane.
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