Patrick Ladbrooke

Rookie - 305 Points (England)

Patrick Ladbrooke Poems

1. Sailing 7/1/2009
2. Alley Cricket 10/6/2011
3. The Furrow Followed 10/10/2011
4. The Last Glass 5/1/2014
5. Pond Life 5/14/2014
6. Eighty 5/27/2014
7. Beachy Head 6/2/2014
8. Lost Melody 10/22/2014
9. Patriot 10/23/2014
10. The Bond 9/15/2008
11. Chasing Silver Darlings 10/29/2014
12. Hush, Puppies 11/3/2014
13. Old Men Of The Sea 11/5/2014
14. Swinging Sixties 4/1/2017
15. Bluebells 4/28/2017
16. Roller Skating 5/2/2017
17. Pulse 5/2/2017
18. Regret 11/17/2014
19. Motorway Morning 11/18/2014
20. A Navy Man 10/28/2014
21. Treading Leaves 11/17/2014
22. The Conker Tree 10/30/2014
23. The Kissing Gate 12/29/2008
24. Colours Of Love, Passing 10/27/2014
25. Rush Hour 11/17/2014
26. Abbey Ruin (St Benets Abbey, Norfolk) 11/5/2014
Best Poem of Patrick Ladbrooke

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.

Wind whispers lonely evensong
To high descant of a lark,
As it soars above the oaken cross,
Oh enduring, Holy mark.

Ageless by that river,
Time's ceaseless, silent flow,
Forsaken paths the ancients trod,
Ten centuries ago.

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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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