Jonathan ROBIN

Freshman - 521 Points (22 September / London)

Rondeau Reclimbing Childhood Tree - Poem by Jonathan ROBIN

In rhyme reclimbing childhood tree we try
to paint trunk soaring through dark clouds to sky
as tot from cot in garden grot advanced
upon strong branch in innocence. Dream chanced
reclimbing childhood tree.

Tot tottering trotted to Spring sprig so spry
that, tempting, seemed to beckon on the sly:
imagination is thereby enhanced,
reclimbing childhood tree.

Child's venture wild seemed Everest so high,
as on a whim adventured, tree limbs fly
towards the heavens where their branches danced.
Sage in old age keeps image deep entranced
recalling day way up above grass dry
reclimbing childhood tree.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(19 October 2011)

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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