Doren Robbins

Los Angeles, California
Doren Robbins
Los Angeles, California

Poems

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1.
For Pablo Neruda (Elegy)
Lean men,
broad shouldered men,
I see them in the newspaper
with their perfectly styled hair
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2.
Emily Dickinson's Lightning
You're at peace again.
You smell her musk
and sweat
on your skin again.
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3.
You Float Down My Eyes (Love Poem)
You walk up from the river
you float down my eyes―

do what you like, white strap-lines
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4.
Not A Zen Man
Roamed around drunken on Crete
maybe too long. In my chaos I met
an obsessed man from Belgium
who studied Zen a man about fifty
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Never just some walk to the pools or to where
the petals burst. You know how I wrote
to you once: protect the body within the body
of little blood-contained blossoms
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6.
My Boat, My Waves (Love Poem)
I start out
to write about
the boat on my
medallion from Crete.
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7.
Fallen Petals (Love Poem)
To lose you, it is nothing to lose you,
to stand only in the rain of you,
the rain that falls only from you,
from the bottom of your hair.
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8.
Against Angels
Somebody asked me
but I'm not going
to argue about
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9.
From Either Side Of You (Love Poem)
I thought I would keep going without you,
stay in these few rooms, stare at the chairs I hate
without you. I thought I would go on like that,
alone with my days, bitter, smoking into the steering wheel
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10.
A Night In July (Love Poem)
Alone with one lamp
I bite into the red pearl of a nectarine.
It’s been a year of lay-offs, impulsive
travels, and birth
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