Jonathan ROBIN

Freshman - 553 Points (22 September / London)

Jonathan ROBIN Poems

321. Osmosis Links 10/21/2006
322. Doubt 10/21/2006
323. That Successful Bat - Acrostic 10/21/2006
324. Opportunities Near 10/21/2006
325. Who Else? 10/21/2006
326. An Image Springs To Mind 10/21/2006
327. Game Of Life - Add Vice To A Lady 10/21/2006
328. Remember The Seasons 10/21/2006
329. Pendulum Rubaiyat 10/21/2006
330. Cub To Rug 10/21/2006
331. Impact Tracked 10/21/2006
332. Systematic Delays - Acrostic Sonnet 10/21/2006
333. Drought Won Too Or Drought To One 10/21/2006
334. Woe To Be [h]old 10/21/2006
335. Unexpected Enchantment 10/21/2006
336. I Have A Dream 10/22/2006
337. As Life Is Mirage - Acrostic Sonnet 10/22/2006
338. Revolving Debit - Cul-De-Sac Acrostic Sonnet 10/22/2006
339. Ghosts 10/22/2006
340. Crise Cardiaque 10/22/2006
341. A Turn Of Phrase 10/22/2006
342. References 10/22/2006
343. French - A L’illustration - Acrostic Sonnet And Translation 10/21/2006
344. Crossed Lines 10/21/2006
345. Haiku Summer Eve 10/21/2006
346. Let Heart Lead Head 10/22/2006
347. Rondo Mirror 10/22/2006
348. Surface Calm 10/22/2006
349. Greenly Translation Verlaine Green Romance Sans Paroles 10/22/2006
350. Haiku Reaching Out 10/22/2006
351. Free Verse - Translation Paul Verlaine Vers Libres 10/22/2006
352. Life's Breathe Seethe Wreath Game Is Gamble 10/22/2006
353. Unjaded Sparkle 10/22/2006
354. What Chances Lost - Acrostic Sonnets 10/22/2006
355. Make Haste 10/22/2006
356. To Cease Upon The Midnight 10/22/2006
357. La Nuit Blanche - Parody Rudyard Kipling La Nuit Blanche 10/22/2006
358. Cottage Song - Parody John Drinkwater, Max Beerbohm Cottage Song 10/22/2006
359. Faithless Ben Simon - Parody Gilles Menage, Thomas Hood, Faithless Nellie Gray, 10/22/2006
360. Enhanced Impressions 10/22/2006

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

To An Ostrich Seen From Above After Frances Cornford To A Fat Woman Seen From A Train

Why do you bury your head underground,
risking so much and so much?
O black and white ostrich with feathers all found,
why do you bury your head in the ground
while the grass is so soft and the hunter’s around
and the trigger is light on the touch?
O why do you bury your head underground,
risking so much and so much?

Read the full of To An Ostrich Seen From Above After Frances Cornford To A Fat Woman Seen From A Train

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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