Treasure Island

Jonathan ROBIN

(22 September / London)

Cusp Choice

Coincidence spins web when into place
life slips choice puzzle pieces in due time.
Flair/feeling twins awareness of fall, climb,
keys karmic scene between lines few dare face.
Dreams decode subtle signals, interface
past, present, future, patterns sees through grime,
aligning intersections, prose rerhyme.
Pace swift and slow tune into links to trace
instinctive correspondence, interlace
unique potential, untapped options prime,
deny the base which smothers in its slime,
Cause, effect, await cusp's state of grace.
'Chance' intercepts flow's waves, 'free choice' would bring
order into chaos, tune fate's [s]wing.

(15 January 2008)

Submitted: Friday, April 27, 2012
Edited: Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Initial and alternative variations

Co-incidence is seen when into place
life slips its puzzle pieces for a time.
Flair/feeling twins awareness of some clime,
where, karmic scene set, two met face to face.
Dreams interpret signals, interface
existence past and present, future, climb
limits conscious, set together rhyme,
light and laughter, bright hereafter trace,
instinctive correspondence interlace?
Unique potential, future options prime,
deny the base which smothers in its slime,
Cause, effect, await cusp choice's grace.
'Chance' intercepts flow pattern waves to bring
order into chaos, tune its swing.

21 February 1992


Coincidence is seen when into place
life slips its puzzle pieces for a time.
Awareness grows. Beneath another clime -
which still seems hidden - we met face to face.
Can dreams thread unseen signals, interlace
existence past and present, future, climb
consciousness's barriers to rhyme
light and laughter, bright hereafter trace,
and karmic correspondance interface?
Unique potential? Human pantomime,
denies the base that smothers in its slime ~
Eternity awaits shared choice unchased.
‘Chance' can catalyze twin hearts to grow
together, perfect symbiosis know.

27 April 1989 and 21 October 1996

Coincidence II Flash Point

One wonders if coincidence can claim,
to substitute itself for Fate, why pick
THAT flash point splash which lit love's candle wick
or inflight insight felt, spelt feelings' flame?
Are these just fantasies [h]our needs inflame?
What's in a memory that seems to stick
to instincts, thoughts, remains through thin and thick,
alters the rules which score more mundane game,
tinting glasses to transform eye's aim
Present, Past, the same. Here second sight can t[r]ick,
repeat, replay fey meeting ~ double click.
Threading maid man, man maid, from screen to frame
‘imagOnation's' writs two wits re{s}t[r}ain
within shared motions no emotions feign.

written 28 September 1997 and 26 March 2005

Coincidence as Catalyst

Coincidence as catalyst
leading into a karmic dance
evolving patterns - ambiance
calls bluff, wins all, masks fall, dismissed.

Consciousness disperses mist,
encouraging, as, at a glance,
fresh vistas thread entente's advance,
discover no need to resist.

Empathy, by Chance is kissed,
neither through insouciance
nor focus finds renaissance
spurred as joys enhanced minds' tryst.

Osmosis, ever optimist,
though 'Know thyself' mind fer de lance
incisive, spurning nonchalance,
expands, through ego would persist.

But harmony the egotist
overcomes, and yearns to rise
exploring daily fresh surprise,
emotions Chance's catalyst.

(30 June 1995 and 5 October 2005)

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