Learn More

Jonathan ROBIN

Rookie - 107 Points (22 September / London)

Mooning About Pondless Mond Despond - after Li Po


Sunlight: deep doubt drawing due conclusions from drought-stricken well,
parchment parched ground, dust mounds, current evaporated, dew withdrawn, arid, fell.
Two downcast eyes tried to remember recalling fertile past's pastures.
Abandoned town counted cost of current climatic disasters.

© Jonathan Robin translation after Li Po - Li Bai - written 7 December 2008

Author notes
MOND: Neologism as in German MOND = Moon and in French MONDE = World in the context of MOON ABOUT = be apathetic, gloomy

fell: in the sense of evil
current 1: stream
current 2: today
climactic: consisting of or causing a climax
climatic: pertaining to the climate


Jing Ye Si

Moonlight, gracing the foot of the well,
Seems like frost that on the ground fell.
I raise my head to gaze upon the moon
And lower it, remembering my childhood town.


Translation Shya http: //allpoetry.com/poem/4423143

Submitted: Sunday, December 07, 2008
Edited: Monday, December 15, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Mooning About Pondless Mond Despond - after Li Po by Jonathan ROBIN )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  10. Warning, Jenny Joseph

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Marcus Aurelius Rose, Lisa Jarnot
  2. Victoria Spivey's, David McLansky
  3. The Land, Marites C. Cayetano
  4. Touch and claim, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Sonnet: The Awesome Creator, Dr John Celes
  6. Sashay, Cee Bea
  7. Snakes are snakes always, gajanan mishra
  8. Sonnets Uncorseted, Maxine Kumin
  9. Sky, mina lotfi
  10. Where are my children, gajanan mishra
[Hata Bildir]