Treasure Island

Jonathan ROBIN

(22 September / London)

Fabulous Lent Rib


F IT LINT, IF, FIN, IN FLINT FILLS FAST FIRST phrase
L IT, LATER LIFTS, OUR explanation clears,
I NF_IN_ITE FUN, sense SOUL FELT SENT appears
N IFTy, trophy FINE LIFE'S LABOR rep[l]ays.
T he RIB LENT pulls your leg, LETS BUILT relays
E xtract ABLE STABLE FABLE, LINE TONE endears.
R EAL skill? SURE RUSE AS TRUE meaning NEARS,
B AB Ballads calls TO mind. FAB BLAB essays
A llow BALL flight AS INTERplays
B ury - INTER - BLUES, TOIL, ROIL, TO FOIL TEARS.
U n[l]inked F, ABULOUS, INTERpret cheers
L IE IN LIFE'S letters BABEL LABEL praise.
O UT, IN, UNTIE, UNITE, ONE BIBLE RULES,
US, U and I, IN anagram TUNE FUELS.

(11 August 2007)

Submitted: Friday, February 13, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Words in capitals are to be found within the letters of the prompt word FLINTERBABULOUS and the title provides the definition sought by the contest whose keyword is also to be found as an acrostic for the sonnet. BAB BALLADS Sir William Schwenk GILBERT Light Verse

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