Jonathan ROBIN

Freshman - 581 Points (22 September / London)

Jonathan ROBIN Poems

321. Drought Won Too Or Drought To One 10/21/2006
322. Woe To Be [h]old 10/21/2006
323. Unexpected Enchantment 10/21/2006
324. Haiku Inflight Insight 10/14/2006
325. Ki-Fu’s Expedition 10/14/2006
326. Initiative - Paradox 10/14/2006
327. Dare She? 10/14/2006
328. French - A L’illustration - Acrostic Sonnet And Translation 10/21/2006
329. Crossed Lines 10/21/2006
330. Haiku Summer Eve 10/21/2006
331. I Have A Dream 10/22/2006
332. As Life Is Mirage - Acrostic Sonnet 10/22/2006
333. Revolving Debit - Cul-De-Sac Acrostic Sonnet 10/22/2006
334. Ghosts 10/22/2006
335. Crise Cardiaque 10/22/2006
336. A Turn Of Phrase 10/22/2006
337. References 10/22/2006
338. Greenly Translation Verlaine Green Romance Sans Paroles 10/22/2006
339. Haiku Reaching Out 10/22/2006
340. Free Verse - Translation Paul Verlaine Vers Libres 10/22/2006
341. Life's Breathe Seethe Wreath Game Is Gamble 10/22/2006
342. Unjaded Sparkle 10/22/2006
343. What Chances Lost - Acrostic Sonnets 10/22/2006
344. Make Haste 10/22/2006
345. To Cease Upon The Midnight 10/22/2006
346. La Nuit Blanche - Parody Rudyard Kipling La Nuit Blanche 10/22/2006
347. Cottage Song - Parody John Drinkwater, Max Beerbohm Cottage Song 10/22/2006
348. Faithless Ben Simon - Parody Gilles Menage, Thomas Hood, Faithless Nellie Gray, 10/22/2006
349. Let Heart Lead Head 10/22/2006
350. Rondo Mirror 10/22/2006
351. Enhanced Impressions 10/22/2006
352. That Moment...When The Button Was Pressed Parody Ted Hughes – Crow 10/22/2006
353. Gather Stashed Chips Up 10/22/2006
354. Take Your Profits 10/22/2006
355. From Under The Mat 10/23/2006
356. Babylon - Pride Before Fall 10/23/2006
357. Malthusian - Acrostic 10/23/2006
358. Daily Couplets - 0466 - Not After Mark Twain Those Annual Bills 10/23/2006
359. Stake Stake Stake After Tennyson Break Break Break 10/23/2006
360. Stranger Than Fiction 10/23/2006

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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