Jonathan ROBIN

Rookie - 295 Points (22 September / London)

Jonathan ROBIN Poems

2321. 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
2322. Wild Bees 7/8/2013
2323. Wilde Lady’s Cousin 7/9/2013
2324. Will Anybody Care? 5/7/2013
2325. Will The Phoenix? 12/22/2006
2326. Wings 11/26/2006
2327. Wings - 1290 - Initial Version 4/16/2012
2328. Wings Unshuttered 8/30/2013
2329. Winter Dance Ukraine Train Trip Lughansk 1/12/2013
2330. Wise Epic Can'T Untruss Epicanthus Eyes Thus 9/6/2013
2331. Wishful Thinking A Premature Soviet Farewell To Solidarnosc After William Shakespeare The Tempest - Prospero's Farewell To His Magic 9/10/2013
2332. Wistful Grief 9/10/2013
2333. Within Each Mind 5/2/2007
2334. Woe To Be [h]old 10/21/2006
2335. Wonder 12/7/2006
2336. Wor[l]d Discovery 5/2/2007
2337. Word World Images 1/30/2012
2338. Words' Whirled World Twirl Swirls Through Shadowy Embrace 9/6/2013
2339. Words Woven - Parody Mary Beuley - Words Woven 11/10/2006
2340. Work In Progress 7/6/2013
2341. World Word Canvas 9/10/2013
2342. Writers' Real Mirror Reflection Reel 1294 With All Due Acknowledgement To Rudyard Kipling If Current Version 4/21/2013
2343. Wrong Turning 10/16/2006
2344. Wry Rise Fall Call Chance Think Link Dance 1/4/2013
2345. Yann Lester: 24th April 1996 10/26/2006
2346. Yarn 11/26/2006
2347. Yellowstone Caldera 8/30/2013
2348. Yggdrasil 6/13/2013
2349. Yokohama Go Game 12/11/2006
2350. You Are Bold Mother Jillian - Parody Robert Southey, Lewis Carroll 8/5/2006
2351. Your Eyes 5/26/2013
2352. Zhanna Ruban 1/10/2013
2353. Zoo Blues - Parody T.S. Eliot Macavity 10/9/2008
2354. Zusammen 5/29/2013
Best Poem of Jonathan ROBIN

My Familiar Dream - Translations Paul Verlaine – Mon Rêve Familier

I often have some strange and striking dreams
about an unknown girl, of love we share,
each time the same, each time a different air
about her swirls, who understands it seems.

She loves and understands me, from her beams
a crystal pure dismissing strife and care.
She, only, eases heart-ache and despair,
soothing pain with tears’ refreshing streams.

She’s blond, brunette, reflecting russet gleams?
I know not, nor her name and voice though fair
and sounding-soft if feels, far off I swear,
like loved ones Life has banished from its schemes.

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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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