Dalesman, outright romantic, dilettante and Grumpy Old Man he was first published at the age of fifteen and is author of Rhythms Of An Impenitent Life and other works. Now retired and given to reflection he writes the observations of his life and his lovers all enjoyed without remorse or regret.


Lovers in another May. Come take my hand and we will go, To places we have never seen, To where the crystal rivers flow, In valleys soft and verdant green. Come take my hand and walk with me, Into a world that's yours and mine, A promise of things yet to be, For Harlequin and Columbine. Come take my hand and hold me near, And lead me to the ageless sea, For you alone can still my fear, And you alone can set me free. Come take my hand and you will know, In still of night or rush of day, When I have lost the words to show, How well I loved you in the May. IG

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Ledger de la Bald

Fri 23rd Oct 2015 19:08

Hi Ian-many thanks for your feedback on Bobby The Bonehead Bouncer. Ledger

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John Coopey

Fri 3rd Feb 2012 22:09

Glad you liked "Serendipity and Happenstance", Ian. Ballads aren't my favourite vehicle normally but the simplicity of the form seemed to underscore the subject.

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Tue 26th Oct 2010 17:27

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