Max Reif

Rookie - 18 Points (1948 / OVER 400 POEMS SERVED! !)

Max Reif Poems

1. Delmar Loop Revelation 12/7/2005
2. .14) A Meditation On Words 12/7/2005
3. December Epiphany 12/10/2005
4. Sunday After Brunch (A Sonnet) 6/23/2005
5. My Moment Has Come 3/9/2006
6. .23) The Doormen 3/10/2006
7. The Rainy Season (2) 3/16/2006
8. The Alchemist 3/20/2006
9. .38) Habits 3/27/2006
10. .40) The Lottery Wizard 3/28/2006
11. About Time 3/31/2006
12. Yes, Death Is A Fact Of Life 4/2/2006
13. .39) The Greatest Poem 4/2/2006
14. Manifesto To God 4/7/2006
15. Google Pilgrimage Fiasco 4/7/2006
16. .36) For Small Sins... 4/7/2006
17. Google Pilgrimage 4/8/2006
18. Working On A Poem With George 4/10/2006
19. Hoodia-Winked 4/16/2006
20. Bobby 4/17/2006
21. Prayer 2 4/29/2006
22. Reminder 4/29/2006
23. The Sun Comes Up 10/23/2004
24. Recent History 12/21/2005
25. .08) Queens Vision,1983 7/20/2005
26. Lines About My Father 9/14/2005
27. August 17,2005 8/17/2005
28. Yogic Poem: Your Mind's A Radio 7/18/2005
29. The Chair 10/23/2004
30. Feeling The Bite 4/13/2005
31. The Grounds Crew, Summer Of '76 (Revised) 2/22/2006
32. In Meditation 2/22/2006
33. The Best Things 3/2/2006
34. .17) Hymn To My Days As A Delivery Guy 3/3/2006
35. Meditation And The Power Of The Mind 2/4/2006
36. How? 2/11/2006
37. Beyond The Cliched Sky 2/13/2006
38. Teaching A Seven-Year-Old To Play Guitar 2/19/2006
39. .10) Blue Jeans And Men's Eyes 2/21/2006
40. Found Poem: Today's Headlines From Yahoo News 8/6/2005

Comments about Max Reif

  • Jonathan Palley (1/21/2018 6:28:00 PM)

    Max has a gift in his honesty and his narrative skill. Reading his work uplifts my spirit and informs the sense that we are all on a journey. While he is a mystical poet there is a gritty honesty`that I admire.

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  • Angela Barker (9/19/2007 10:36:00 AM)

    Max Reif has a bit of magic in his pen.That magic drags the reader into a poem and feeds soul. Leaving them utterly sated when the poem is done.

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (8/13/2007 12:43:00 PM)

    Max. You continue to amaze and impress. Your poetry - and it is sheer poetry (and usually in motion) always inspires. I am grateful. t xxx

  • Amanda Lukas (4/26/2006 1:14:00 PM)

    I see that you've started numbering your poems. I haven't had much time to catch up on my reading lately, so I don't know when this numerical order began or exactly what it means. Perhaps, the numbered writings are ones in which you place higher confidence or pride? Are these the poems you wish for readers to pay special attention to?

  • Lori Boulard (3/20/2006 8:41:00 AM)

    Max, Max, Max. I have assumed for months now that I've expressed how much I love reading your work, and just now realized that I haven't on your site. Well, here goes. Everytime I see a new one by you I have to follow the white mouse and check it out. Whenever I need a quick poetry fix or food for thought, I often wander your way. And let's give a round of applause one more time for the high you gave us all by lending your voice to our work on acidplanet to bring our words to life! You are one of the most sincere, informative, and generous souls on this site, and it would not be the same without you! Keep up the good work, Dude. Now get back to writing.

  • Sofiul Azam (1/21/2006 11:10:00 AM)

    Yes, your poems show you are very much in the swim of things, which you feel deserve to be written about, and to be kind of presented to the world peopled by the cruel, as somewhat opposed to the famous Shakesperean dictum: we have to be cruel to be kind.

    Anyway, I shouldn't make things more complicated than they deserve to be; for I wonder whoever escapes the very turn of those unexpected things that bring the essence of life itself. And every writer expresses what he has got along the way, by adding the spices of art to his works, otherwise those couldn't have attracted the sort of attention we often can expect to find in a pin-dropp silence. Max, I respect your maturity, not because you are in the 50s, but because you have a mind that makes you think things out to a happy end. And, of course, you are not spiritually barren. So, I hope you will birth far better poems you have written so far, and read works by others as if you set to watch every heartbeat of others you will come across in the days to come. Keep it up for yourself and for all your well-wishers. Don't you think I should include myself in that list?

  • Joseph Daly (12/31/2005 9:06:00 AM)

    The ability of Max to plunge you into painful, hysterics or profound thought is this poet's greatest gift. Yet there is a thread that seems to run through his works and that is spiritualism (not in the occult meaning but as something; a faith, that is ever present) . Maxs' worldview shine through each line of his, yet he is never preachy, never dogmatic. He can be self depricatious as well as seriously projecting himself, at the same time.

    All this sound as if Max is practiced in multi skills. But Max is only versed in one approach and that is the Art of being Max.

  • Amberlee Carter (10/12/2005 7:10:00 PM)

    Often times when reading the words of Mr. Reif, I realize what is good and pure about poetry.
    Life, as it comes one step at a time for someone who truly knows how to observe a moment.
    This site is a better place because of his presence, I hope he continues to share his thoughts with us.

    Amberlee Carter

  • Otteri Selvakumar Otteri Selvakumar (9/30/2005 8:41:00 AM)

    Great word's touch my heart that is MAX REIF poem's...

  • Linda Jenkinson (9/27/2005 9:40:00 PM)

    it is 2005...u are good...please

Best Poem of Max Reif

An Irish Invocation

And may your thoughts
inhabit your mind
as peacefully
as the cows graze
on that distant, golden hill

Read the full of An Irish Invocation

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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