Jonathan ROBIN

Freshman - 547 Points (22 September / London)

Life - 1240 - Initial Version - Poem by Jonathan ROBIN

Life comes and goes as fortune flows
It never knows what cause it sows
For cycle slows or speeds, and those
Effects wind blows truth seldom shows.

Like April snows regrets melt: rose
In May soon glows to blossom grows,
Fling sorrow's bows and arrows, woes
End now, and close Time's book, compose

Lines which oppose all sadness owes
In verse or prose no debt - transpose
Free soul which chose as joy arose.
Expose nor woes nor hope foreclose.

LIfe shadows swallows, overthrows,
FEels rose row grows for soul's repose.

(April 19 2005)

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Current version re-entitled Life's Tides revised 11 January 2009

Acrostic sonnet repeating LIFE four times

As a general rule, the number in the title refers to the chronological order of the first version unless the poem was omitted from the original list and rediscovered. Revised versions retain the initial number.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012

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