Patrick Ladbrooke

Rookie - 315 Points (England)

Patrick Ladbrooke Poems

1. Alley Cricket 10/6/2011
2. The Furrow Followed 10/10/2011
3. The Last Glass 5/1/2014
4. Pond Life 5/14/2014
5. Eighty 5/27/2014
6. Beachy Head 6/2/2014
7. Lost Melody 10/22/2014
8. Patriot 10/23/2014
9. Chasing Silver Darlings 10/29/2014
10. Hush, Puppies 11/3/2014
11. Old Men Of The Sea 11/5/2014
12. Regret 11/17/2014
13. Swinging Sixties 4/1/2017
14. Bluebells 4/28/2017
15. Roller Skating 5/2/2017
16. Pulse 5/2/2017
17. Lists 12/15/2018
18. Treading Leaves 11/17/2014
19. Motorway Morning 11/18/2014
20. The Conker Tree 10/30/2014
21. A Navy Man 10/28/2014
22. Colours Of Love, Passing 10/27/2014
23. Rush Hour 11/17/2014
24. Abbey Ruin (St Benets Abbey, Norfolk) 11/5/2014
25. Sailing 7/1/2009
26. The Kissing Gate 12/29/2008
27. The Bond 9/15/2008

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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,
Our sea soaked clothes raw in the cold of night,
To marvel as they glistened on the sand.
Next day, served on our plates,
They tasted like they’d swum from seas of heaven.

But time has stolen him away from ...

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The Kissing Gate

There is a five bar gate,
white, by a woodland track
where, half a century back,
we talked till evening late.

Then walking in the almost dark,
her radiance and the night
made each and every footstep light,
as she breathed life to love's spark.

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