Jonathan ROBIN

(22 September / London)

Circles in Season 0390


The grain, who reaps the golden grain
knows dust to dust's returned again,
though flesh may rot, one can't impound
the spirit risen, strength new-found.

New found, to greet a season new,
strength springs again, hopes can renew,
but hopes that speed humanity
are ground down by its vanity.

Its vanity will seek full pound
of flesh before the clock's unwound,
and wounded pride with greed for gain
agrees to go against the grain.

(18 June 1991)

Submitted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013


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As a general rule, the number in the title refers to the chronological order of the first version unless the poem was omitted from the original list and rediscovered. Revised versions retain the initial number. Previous title Circles in Season for current version see below Cycles in Season

The grain, who'd reap life's golden grain
knows dust to dust's returned again,
though mortal flesh rots none impound
pure spirit risen, strength fresh found.

New found, to greet soul's season new,
scope springs again, hopes shall renew,
conceit that speeds humanity
grounds down needs through greed, vanity.

Profanity will seek full pound
of flesh before the clock's unwound,
while wounded pride, vile greed for gain,
turns self-destructive 'gainst the grain.

Yet grain finds fertile soil. Long lain
awaiting stained-glass window pane
which cycle starts charts rich rebound
from dark profound to light recrowned.

(14 December 2008)

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