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Ledger de la Bald

Email: baldilocks_54@hotmail.co.uk
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Updated: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:56 pm

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Biography

Performance Poet and Published Author at The Ledger de la Bald Group Of Realities-none of which puts food on the table or gives the lord of the land the rent. But the hours are good and I am my own boss. I have also been known to appear at sea festivals/folk clubs under the name of Boathook Bald, reciting the poetry of the Poole Prawning Fleet. Should you ever stumble into a room where Boathook is performing, don't expect to hear too much about prawns, boats or the sea-what we get up to ashore is much more to our liking!

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Two Tramps Two tramps were slobbing under a tree, The lords and masters of nothing at all, Says one tramp, to no-one in particular, "There aint not many of us left no more." "Tramping today is a dying art, No young blood comes in to swell our ranks, Don't you think it's time to give it all up?" And the other tramp said, "No thanks". (c) Ledger de la Bald 2015 (c) 2015 Ledger de la Bald

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

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oldlancsman

Thu 10th Dec 2015 19:29

Hi Ledger, thanks for the comment it seems to me you have a fondness for past times too. P.s I enjoy your writing by the way. have a nice day.

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Tommy Carroll

Wed 25th Nov 2015 22:05

Re "The trouble with Derek" Thanks Ledger, good advice:-) Tommy

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 19th Nov 2015 11:35

'massacre' was totally inappropriate, even meant as humour. There are words that should never be considered as 'funny'. Sorry about that; I'll be more careful in future ref: any comments to anyone.

Is that you in the photo? It's very striking.

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 7th Nov 2015 10:55

Thanks re 'shadowed looks' LdlB. Tommy:-)

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Amanda Van Gorder

Thu 29th Oct 2015 16:24

I absolutely love your writings. Honestly.

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raypool

Wed 21st Oct 2015 21:17

Bless you for your appreciation of The Miner.... I felt quite at home with this style approach being a romantic at heart.

Cheers. Ray

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raypool

Wed 21st Oct 2015 21:16

Bless you for your appreciation of The Miner.... I felt quite at home with this style approach being a romantic at heart.

Cheers. Ray

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 18th Oct 2015 19:15

thanks for the kind comments on 'Don't Pay The Poets' Ledger - yes - you got it exactly - that moment when you're up there performing and see everyone counting their payments for being there (musicians, landlord, DJ0 and you realise you're doing it for the love of it, even though everyone else seems to be enjoying just as much as any of the things those who are getting paid are doing.
Ian

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raypool

Thu 8th Oct 2015 22:24

Very kind comments on Millpond Bridge. There was a place in Bermondsey so called, which was very marshy and I had an etching of it. That was the name, and the rest followed on (albeit in a different context).
Thanks a lot. Different style for me, but I like to try alternatives!

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 3rd Sep 2015 00:03

Hi praise indeed for 'untitled' LdlB

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 9th Jun 2013 20:09

thanks for the comment on 'domestostesterone' Ledger - the household germ need not fear for its safety in my house - I can assure you :-)

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Yvonne Brunton

Mon 4th Feb 2013 20:02

Glad you enjoyed'Mount Olmpus' Thanks for your comment.

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John Coopey

Thu 31st Jan 2013 21:37

What ho, Skipper.
Glad you liked "Samantha Louise...". I assume your comment of "Beautiful, just beautiful" referred to me in my suit.

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John Coopey

Mon 7th Jan 2013 22:33

...and, of course my latest on "Sell-By Dates". I'm still eating the cream we got in for Christmas. (' Course, it's cheese now).

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John Coopey

Sat 1st Dec 2012 21:41

'Ey up, LdlB.
Glad you liked "The Continuing Story of the Walrus and the Carpenter".

tony sheridan

Tue 20th Nov 2012 15:39

Hi Ledger. Many thanks for your comments on World Leaders. Take care, Tony.

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John Coopey

Mon 12th Nov 2012 23:32

Yo, LdlB!
Glad you liked "The Last Rhyme".
I always had trouble with that little guitar riff so i thought I'd just do it twice at the start. It still needed a couple of dozen takes!

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 14th Oct 2012 01:29

get well soon yourself

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joanna Burns

Wed 26th Sep 2012 14:53

I'm looking for a job at the moment - this seems quite apt for me - In the jobs adverts there always seems to be something you have to have - a certain obscure certificate or card - or experience for the simplest of jobs.

I like this poem a lot....thank you

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Stephen J Dobson

Sat 25th Aug 2012 07:48

The question my dear Notagnome
Is "Is it or is it not a true Notapoem?"
The Judges have looked at the rules
As they don't want to be thought fools

It is indeed a splendid ouvre
So they are quite keen to discover
Whether Notapoems are allowed to use rhyme
Or indeed structure of an emphatic kind

They feel that you've strayed from the zone
And they're worried you might not be alone

They can see you stepped up to the plate
So it might have been something you ate

They themselves would prefer to write prose
'Cos it's easier, as everyone knows.

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Ledger de la Bald

Fri 24th Aug 2012 18:02

Thank You!

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 24th Aug 2012 09:30

Hi Ledger - welcome back!

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