Jonathan ROBIN

Freshman - 553 Points (22 September / London)

Jonathan ROBIN Poems

2321. Haiku Meiosis 7/17/2013
2322. Zoo Blues - Parody T.S. Eliot Macavity 10/9/2008
2323. Break Break Break 10/23/2006
2324. On Sonnet Cxvi - Parody William Shakespeare 10/14/2006
2325. Why Will The Girls Refuse? After Thomas Haynes Bayly Why Will The Men Propose? And Christopher Pulling Why Don'T The Men Propose? 8/5/2006
2326. Music And Passion And Music 2/20/2007
2327. O Tempora! O Mores! 3/1/2013
2328. Sonnet Cycle To M C After William Shakespeare Sonnets Lxxxi - C 10/17/2009
2329. An Authentically Aware Altruist Adorns Ap As Author Artist Always A-Musing And Anathema All Argument 5/13/2013
2330. The Olive Tree - Translation Joachim De Bellay L’olive 10/30/2006
2331. Haiku - Alliteration's Dawning Iteration Reiteration 4/20/2013
2332. Come Live With Me And Be My Love Parody Iv Resumé Christopher Marlowe 10/13/2006
2333. ? Litotes ? 10/23/2006
2334. On Our Blindness - After John Milton - On His Blindness 10/19/2008
2335. Rain, Rain, Rain 10/23/2006
2336. A Kiss, The Reply - Parody Austin Dobson A Kiss 10/29/2006
2337. A Heart To Cherish 11/10/2006
2338. One Four Square Sonnet - Parody Shakespeare Sonnet Cxvi 10/14/2006
2339. The Pillage Hangman - Parody Longfellow - The Village Blacksmith 11/9/2006
2340. Requiem I - Parody Robert Louis Stevenson - Requiem 11/10/2006
2341. How True I Parody After Elizabeth Barrett Browning How Do I Love Thee 6/29/2013
2342. Welcome Stranger 9/24/2008
2343. Requiem Ii - Parody Robert Louis Stevenson - Requiem 11/10/2006
2344. *intelligent Design* 11/15/2006
2345. Shall I Compare Her - Sandrine Sonnet Cycle After Sonnet Xviii William Shakespeare 10/27/2006
2346. Gather Ye Rosebuds After Robert Herrick - To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time 10/22/2006
2347. Gilt Written - After Shel Silverstein Snowball 6/7/2008
2348. Happy He Who Like Ulysses - Parody Joachim Du Bellay – Heureux Qui Comme Ulysse 10/30/2006
2349. Tiger's Rumour And Other Parodies William Blake - The Tyger 11/13/2006
2350. Orange Rose - Parody John Boyle O’reilly – A White Rose 10/23/2006
2351. Merlin To Mermaid - Acrostic Sonnet 11/18/2006
2352. To An Ostrich Seen From Above After Frances Cornford To A Fat Woman Seen From A Train 8/20/2013
2353. Tarantella For Cinderella - Parody Hilaire Belloc - Tarantella 10/22/2006
2354. A Dog's Life 3/10/2012
2355. Åš› Aura Of Felicity Lj± 7/8/2008
2356. Research On Cinderella - After Shel Silverstein In Search Of Cinderella 6/12/2008
2357. Advice To An Applicant - Parody Rudyard Kipling – If 10/21/2006
2358. Disappointing View - After Shel Silverstein A Point Of View 6/12/2008
2359. *rubaiyat Of Invention And Innovation - After Edward Fitzgerald - Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam* 12/26/2006
2360. The Accounting Of Hardship - Parody Robert Frost 10/21/2006

Comments about Jonathan ROBIN

  • M M (1/10/2012 6:25:00 AM)

    A very talented poet, whose poems are always beautifully penned, not only through the choice of the words (mostly far beyond relevance) , but also through the thoughts these poems carry... and the sense of humour.
    Some of these pieces can be considered as masterpieces.

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  • Jack Sprat (1/5/2012 3:18:00 PM)

    It is not surprising to find Jonathan Robin among the top hundred most popular poets on Poemhunter... and apparently he has also 10 poems ranked in the top 20 out of 4 million on allpoetry. Looking at his biography one is surprised that he finds time to write in such a diversity of traditional styles on so many subjects, both contemporary and classical. One is confused by the number of poems nominally on poemhunter - less than 1400 compared to more than two thousand in his poetry book apparently available for download. As written in one of the comments below 'This gent has experimented with every possible poetic medium out there and with exceptional results.' - one can only agree and applaud.

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (4/4/2009 1:28:00 AM)

    deep within i find a perfect blending of matter and manner, beautiful poems.

  • M S (12/14/2006 4:13:00 PM)

    There are plenty of gems scattered through this vast poetic field. This gent has experimented with every possible poetic medium out there and with exceptional results. I have found myself skipping through the long-winded verbosities and brain-teasing acrostics, but got cought on the more personable social commentaries and those that were rooted in personal experiences. But then again, chaqun a son gout. Spin the wheel and see where chance will land you, chances are you won't be disappointed.

Best Poem of Jonathan ROBIN

It Rains In My Heart - Translation Paul Verlaine – Il Pleure Dans Mon Coeur

It rains in my heart
as on town and on mart,
pours down longings that start
to reign in my heart!

Oh soft ringing of rain
poured on earth, eave and pane,
for poor heart feeling pain,
oh the ringing of rain!

It rains without reason
in hurt heart fears have lease on.
What? - no season for treason?
Do I grieve without reason?

What most hurts me, I wait
‘Why’ not knowing, sad fate,
without love, without hate,
On my heart lies deadweight!

Il pleure dans mon coeur
Comme il pleut sur la ville.
Quelle est cette ...

Read the full of It Rains In My Heart - Translation Paul Verlaine – Il Pleure Dans Mon Coeur

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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