Jonathan ROBIN

Rookie - 264 Points (22 September / London)

Jonathan ROBIN Poems

201. Bell's Palsy Xii - On Dort 10/3/2013
202. Bell's Palsy Xiii - Virus, Virus After Jane Taylor Twinkle, Twinkle And William Blake Tyger 7/7/2013
203. Bell's Palsy Xiv - Dew Diligence 10/3/2013
204. Bell's Palsy Xix - Moving Finger Writes 1/19/2009
205. Bell's Palsy Xv - Dissymmetry 10/3/2013
206. Bell's Palsy Xvi - To Test Frontiers 10/3/2013
207. Bell's Palsy Xvii - Temptations 10/3/2013
208. Bell's Palsy Xviii - Fragility 1/19/2009
209. Bell's Palsy Xx - Infinite Designs 10/3/2013
210. Bell's Palsy Xxi - Lopsided 10/3/2013
211. Bell's Palsy Xxii – Match Met 10/3/2013
212. Bell's Palsy Xxiii – Ta[l]king For Granted 10/3/2013
213. Belonging 8/30/2013
214. Belonging At Last 11/18/2006
215. Bernanke's Fiscal Cliff Hanky-Panky 7/4/2013
216. Best Fruit Salad 7/9/2013
217. Betray Us Petraeus 8/26/2013
218. Between Dark Past And Future Flight 5/17/2013
219. Between Life's Smiles 10/14/2013
220. Between The Times 12/13/2006
221. Beware Of False Bottoms 6/10/2013
222. Beyond Beyond 7/16/2008
223. Beyond Straitjackets 4/3/2012
224. Beyond The Ken 6/20/2013
225. Beyond The Tears 6/1/2013
226. Big Bang Jest Gest Second Guessed 7/7/2013
227. Binge Drinking Cub In Pub Drubs Dreams Run Rare After Yeats When You Are Old, Itself After Ronsard 9/28/2013
228. Birthday Letter For Lucinda 12/2/2006
229. Birthday Mark Wrobel 9/14/2013
230. Birthday Request Sonnet 10/16/2013
231. Bitter-Sweet 3/14/2012
232. Black Riders Outridden 1/19/2014
233. Black Tie Affairs - Behind The Veil Of Edwardian Silks And Sherry 8/28/2013
234. Bliss Beams Light 2/16/2012
235. Blood Flood 8/31/2013
236. Blossom Blessings 5/20/2013
237. Blowing In The Wind 9/3/2013
238. Blue Blood Hiss Hit And Miss Story Buckling Under - In For A Penny Out For A Pound Ding Bat 7/17/2013
239. Blue, Brown And Gold 12/22/2006
240. Boris Hugged Me - Parody James Leigh-Hunt – Jenny Kissed Me 10/29/2006
Best Poem of Jonathan ROBIN

My Familiar Dream - Translations Paul Verlaine – Mon Rêve Familier

I often have some strange and striking dreams
about an unknown girl, of love we share,
each time the same, each time a different air
about her swirls, who understands it seems.

She loves and understands me, from her beams
a crystal pure dismissing strife and care.
She, only, eases heart-ache and despair,
soothing pain with tears’ refreshing streams.

She’s blond, brunette, reflecting russet gleams?
I know not, nor her name and voice though fair
and sounding-soft if feels, far off I swear,
like loved ones Life has banished from its schemes.

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Hong Kong

Spinning criss cross patterns as they post across the harbour,
spray kissing, barely miss each other, business to the fore,
the junks and ferries seem such toys when seen from seventh floor
or stateroom on the seventeenth, but does it matter any more?

Does it matter, for the room is insulated from outside,
from heat and from humidity, from differences too wide
in wealth and wisdom where the West unwelcome is as bride,
though brides are taken for a time, who doweries provide.

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