Doren Robbins

Rookie - 0 Points (1949 / Los Angeles, California)

Doren Robbins Poems

1. They'Re Honking At A Woman [woman Worker’s Poem] 12/5/2004
2. The Ensuing Voyage [worker’s Poem] 12/5/2004
3. Crawdaddy 1/14/2005
4. The Twilight Of Cesare Pavese (Elegy) 1/16/2005
5. Alone Together (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
6. The Rav Of Berditchev (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
7. Seduction Of The Groom (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
8. Dreaming Of A Daughter 12/3/2004
9. In-Terminal Rose (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
10. Cloth Of Cilantro 12/1/2004
11. “what’s Up? ” 10/31/2010
12. The Song I Know My Father By 10/31/2010
13. 'Nigger Lover' 10/31/2010
14. Matisse For A Minute 10/31/2010
15. Ritual Together (Love Poem) 10/31/2010
16. Virgins (Love Poem) 10/31/2010
17. Stephen Was An Ecstatic Dancer (Aids Elegy) 10/31/2010
18. The Flowers She Planted (Love Poem) 3/13/2005
19. After The Rains (Love Poem) 3/13/2005
20. To Play A Tune (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
21. Thin Walls (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
22. Mysteries And Counter-Mysteries (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
23. The Crane 10/31/2010
24. Lorca 11/24/2016
25. Dylan Thomas 11/24/2016
26. Psychodraft (Anti-Draftboard Madness Poem) 10/31/2010
27. The Gods Of Hate Were Always Human (Anti-War Poem) 10/31/2010
28. White Starlings (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
29. The Weaving (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
30. Against Angels 1/16/2005
31. My Boat, My Waves (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
32. Fallen Petals (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
33. From Either Side Of You (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
34. A Night In July (Love Poem) 3/13/2005
35. You Have Brought So Much To This Marriage, And So Have I (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
36. Not A Zen Man 12/1/2004
37. You Float Down My Eyes (Love Poem) 12/3/2004
38. Emily Dickinson's Lightning 2/28/2006
39. For Pablo Neruda (Elegy) 12/13/2004

Comments about Doren Robbins

  • Michael Shepherd (5/16/2008 5:34:00 AM)

    How love can rage... but how rage can love!

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  • , , , (12/5/2004 12:42:00 AM)

    I have read several pieces of your work.
    You have my deepest admiration! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    I see and feel so much beauty.
    Thank you for the gift.

Best Poem of Doren Robbins

For Pablo Neruda (Elegy)

Lean men,
broad shouldered men,
I see them in the newspaper
with their perfectly styled hair
and their sagging inquisitive eyes
and the gold bars on the epaulets of their uniforms
that shine even there is no light—
they took you down, Neruda,
it didn’t matter to them
that you emerged from the
birthplace of shadows—
it didn’t matter to them
that you imitated the moon with words
for a woman, or that you screamed at the blood
on the factories
of the poor—
they simply wanted you dead—
you were weak,
you were old,
you saw it coming,...

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The Weaving (Love Poem)

July was always the month for me. I cling
to July as if there are no doubts about
July. I feel human enough and animal enough
in July. I identify with those harvests flying
just above the rock walls, and then bursting
from themselves into the ground, into each other.

I'm talking about a plain garden with apricots
and lemons, where the cicadas play in the sage but never

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