Jonathan ROBIN

Rookie - 116 Points (22 September / London)

To Cease Upon the Midnight

What plot encompasses our story's scope?
Ret-urning tears well, eloquently dumb,
where shadows numberless leave yearning numb,
and where the headstone's granite shoulders slope
squat down upon grave tomb's departed hope.
Chips cover churning worms which gorge plum, plumb
fame's name, life's game, both spurning: zero sum.
Why worry whether minister or pope
on empty blessing strings pain sermon's rope,
vain hope remains in echo's braggart drums!
The petty pomp which time spent pawning crumbs
is thrust by Time, nonplussed, from g[r]asp and grope.
A sandy trickle ends, calls each to task,
the handy sickle bends, falls, reach to mask.

Submitted: Sunday, October 22, 2006
Edited: Sunday, June 16, 2013

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(10 July 1991)

Comments about this poem (To Cease Upon the Midnight by Jonathan ROBIN )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Where The Mind Is Without Fear, Rabindranath Tagore
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day

poet Tu Fu

Tonight at Fu-chou, this moon she watches
Alone in our room. And my little, far-off
Children, too young to understand what keeps me
Away, or even remember Chang'an. By now,

...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Francis Ledwidge


New Poems

  1. কবিতাপল্লি, Hanzala Han
  2. Other Guys, Amber Carr
  3. I've Got Time, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  4. A Vultures Meal, Tiger Auntunette
  5. Nothing can break the focus., Sumita Jetley
  6. Ever So Cute, riya misi
  7. Unlock From Sockets, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. PRAY OUT YOUR PAST, Michael P. Johnson
  9. Christmas, Titiksa Dugar
  10. alphabet you two bucks you drive a truck, Mandolyn ...
[Hata Bildir]