Jonathan ROBIN

Freshman - 581 Points (22 September / London)

Maid From Marseilles - Poem by Jonathan ROBIN

There once was a maid from Marseilles,
who, after her minitel frays,
said: 'this is enough,
no more of such stuff! '
yet gaily she daily still plays.

'For boredom' she says 'often preys
on the mind and I find that the days
trip so quickly that I
never feel the time fly'
Her employer steep billing defrays.

Thus, once on the screen, she displays
special talents as siren to phrase
an attractive reply
prompting many a sigh,
from all who attract her fond gaze.

She all impoliteness repays
with swift deconnection, and says
in a furious huff
that 'approaches too gruff
are too much in a minitel maze! '

Listen to this poem:

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(25 May 1990)

Comments about Maid From Marseilles by Jonathan ROBIN

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]