Jonathan ROBIN

Freshman - 521 Points (22 September / London)

Jonathan ROBIN Poems

1. *charon Chorus Current Version* 3/29/2017
2. *intelligent Design* 11/15/2006
3. *rubaiyat Of Invention And Innovation - After Edward Fitzgerald - Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam* 12/26/2006
4. *stranger In Strange Crowd* 12/16/2006
5. ... And Lethewards Have Sunk 2/11/2007
6. ? Litotes ? 10/23/2006
7. [h]our Glass After Richard Seymour - The Hour Glass 8/28/2009
8. [l]ink Weavers 8/24/2013
9. 101 Of Room 202 1/24/2012
10. A Beam Of Light 10/22/2006
11. A Cross T[r]ick - Acrostic 10/23/2006
12. A Cross Trick Act 8/20/2013
13. A Dog's Life 3/10/2012
14. A Fire-Sided T.V. Chat By A Farsighted G E Chap 1/12/2012
15. A Heart To Cherish 11/10/2006
16. A Kiss, The Reply - Parody Austin Dobson A Kiss 10/29/2006
17. A L’assistante De L’indirection After Rudyard Kipling If 7/9/2013
18. A La Madeleine Decrypted Poems 7/20/2013
19. A Letter Of Advice On A Blockhead After William M Praed A Letter Of Advice 7/20/2013
20. A Letter To Ap After William Mackworth Praed A Letter Of Advice 8/26/2013
21. A L'Illustration - French And English Acrostic Translation 9/6/2013
22. A Little Enation Alliteration 2/22/2012
23. A Logical Song, A Reply - Parody 11/14/2006
24. A Lover's Answer, A Taxed Refrain After Madeleine Bridges 1/24/2012
25. A Major Reshuffle 1/12/2012
26. A Matter Of Perspective 1/30/2012
27. A Ping Spike After Spike Milligan A Thousand Hairy Savages 2/9/2012
28. A Plan For All Seasons-Parody Vicar Of Bray Applied To France 4/7/2007
29. A Poem Is A Pearl 1/3/2012
30. A Poem Is A Pearl Ii 5/11/2012
31. A Poem Should Not Mean But Be After Archibald Macleish Ars Poetica 8/27/2013
32. A Poor Young Shepherd After Paul Verlaine Poèmes Saturniens 9/13/2013
33. A Prayer 2/20/2012
34. A Propos Pou After John Wolcot The Lousiad Canto I 8/27/2013
35. A Question Mark Seldom Sums Sweet Scented Rose 2/17/2012
36. A Rant, Arrant Arrogant Words' Worth Jack Out Of Contest Box Know Form Verses Versus No Norm 8/30/2013
37. A Real Kind Lace Juno 1/30/2012
38. A Right To Decide 2/15/2007
39. A Rose Arose 12/7/2006
40. A Round Dell After Arthur Compton Rickett A Roundel 1915 9/10/2013
Best Poem of Jonathan ROBIN

Advice To An Applicant - Parody Rudyard Kipling – If

If you can back your boss and keep on smiling,
while toning down his brash absurdities,
if, having watched the man manhandle filing,
you rearrange the folders pretty please,
if coy and charming, beautiful, beguiling,
anticipating all contingencies,
you manage new accounts, contacts redialling,
correct crass spelling, cover vagaries...

If you can keep your head while he’s resiling,
evolve successful counter-strategies,
if ‘mum’s the word’, discrete, effective tyling,
from busy-bodies safe when he agrees.
If you can spend your time in ...

Read the full of Advice To An Applicant - Parody Rudyard Kipling – If

Hong Kong

Spinning criss cross patterns as they post across the harbour,
spray kissing, barely miss each other, business to the fore,
the junks and ferries seem such toys when seen from seventh floor
or stateroom on the seventeenth, but does it matter any more?

Does it matter, for the room is insulated from outside,
from heat and from humidity, from differences too wide
in wealth and wisdom where the West unwelcome is as bride,
though brides are taken for a time, who doweries provide.

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