Max Reif

Rookie - 7 Points (1948 / OVER 400 POEMS SERVED! !)

Max Reif Poems

1. Google Pilgrimage Fiasco 4/7/2006
2. The Chair 10/23/2004
3. The Grounds Crew, Summer Of '76 (Revised) 2/22/2006
4. Seeing Griffy Run 10/2/2005
5. Love Letters In A Vault 10/6/2005
6. The New Moon 10/23/2004
7. The Gift 6/23/2005
8. Last Night And This Morning 6/23/2005
9. .16) Moving In 4/28/2005
10. On A Visit To St. Louis, My Home Town 6/19/2005
11. Where The World Came From 6/21/2005
12. Pilgrimage 6/22/2005
13. Poem Of Listening 7/2/2005
14. The Neighborhood (Revised) 8/13/2005
15. Poemhunter, Dropp In On Your Software, Fix The Bug! 7/28/2005
16. Teacher 7/11/2005
17. Memorial Day Riff In Downtown Oakland 6/3/2006
18. Looking Out The Window During Class 8/24/2006
19. At The Fast Food Restaurant 8/24/2006
20. Office Hope 10/14/2006
21. He Waits 11/26/2006
22. Art 11/26/2006
23. Dad's Holiday Riffs For The Kids 12/7/2006
24. Writer's Mission Statement 1/3/2007
25. How Can A Stream Of Thought On A Page Convey The Essence Of Multi-Dimensional Life? 1/3/2007
26. Perils Of The Open Sea 1/11/2007
27. Music History 1/15/2007
28. Poetic Journal,2/11/07 2/11/2007
29. Hickory Pit, Saturday,9 Am 3/3/2007
30. Creation 2/15/2007
31. To My Real Father, From The War Zone 2/16/2007
32. Law Of Accelerating Precision 3/3/2007
33. Inscrutable Border 4/7/2007
34. My Mountain 4/21/2007
35. Self-Identification By Process Of Elimination 4/26/2007
36. Kaiser Hospital, Walnut Creek 5/3/2007
37. Lover's Complaint 5/3/2007
38. (005june 2 07) Ode To A Poetry Anthology 6/2/2007
39. Trying To Write Poetry While Listening To Shit 8/12/2007
40. Wanderlove 8/12/2007
Best Poem of Max Reif

.34) Tone Poem: The Finale, 'Leonard Cohen — I'M Your Man'

He stands at the mic,
craggy faded eagle
in a grey suit, singing the verse
in a voice of smoke

surrounded by stark figures
black like spectres
from his own youth.

As he finishes,
the band picks up the chorus
and he stands there

smiling with his eyes
closed, just listening
and you feel his whole

life in that smile
and your life, too,

as though the silent
voice of the most beautiful
losers has given
birth to the whole world.

Read the full of .34) Tone Poem: The Finale, 'Leonard Cohen — I'M Your Man'

My Moment Has Come

A famous poet
comes to a big hotel,
and I'm there.

As she reads, I'm supremely
confident about showcasing
my talent for her in a little while.

Finally, she indicates us,

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