Robert Rorabeck

Rookie - 312 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Passengers of A Thousand Skeletons Poem by Robert Rorabeck

Scribbling in the places of naptime—drooling, stealing—
Waiting for my Mexican uncle to come home
And cook me devil shrimp—
Smoking out of tinfoil next to the canal—
Where a tree without any roots spreads across the fields—
Where there are angels there,
And entire castles woven out of the cypress—
And a thousand other areas stolen by the ways the branches
Bow—hiding the trellises of conquistadors—they with
Their zink crosses painted blue—
Stuck in the reservoirs where a thousand automobiles should
Rust—tinkering with the folklore of alligators,
And the silent plains—passengers of a thousand skeletons—
And the clocks only the daylight of the sky—
Wandering off a ways—looking for a sanctuary faster than itself.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


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?

Comments about this poem (Passengers of A Thousand Skeletons by Robert Rorabeck )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Vanity of Human Wishes (excerpts), Samuel Johnson
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
[Hata Bildir]