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Jonathan ROBIN

Rookie - 116 Points (22 September / London)

Summer's Sum


Summer to some seems Winter's sum
New enjoyment, world-view versed in rhyme,
Natural reflections over time
Engendered by a mind whose soul would sing
A word or two to string in golden ring
Necklace bound by no known chain, whose chime
Never fails to tune a bell sublime.
Emotions, shared, reverberate. Time’s swing
At last is counterbalanced, and its sting
No longer palls as phrases fuse and climb
Now past all past experience, masqued mime:
Enchanted insight’s flight on poet’s wing!
Just twenty six the soldiers are whose line
Rekindles hope for scope, draws from each sign.

Submitted: Monday, October 21, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 22, 2013


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(11 September 1998)

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