Max Reif

Rookie - 58 Points (1948 / OVER 400 POEMS SERVED! !)

Max Reif Poems

41. (.....17aug) A Writer's Prayer 8/17/2007
42. There Goes The Vacation 8/29/2007
43. The Uses Of Beauty 8/30/2007
44. Around Lafayette Reservoir (New Edits) 8/30/2007
45. A Morning In North Beach, San Francisco 8/27/2007
46. You Can'T Possess A Woman 9/1/2007
47. In The Shadows 9/21/2007
48. In Front Of The Locked Library Doors 9/21/2007
49. He Is A Hymn Of Freedom 11/25/2007
50. Invoking The Gods Of My Youth (Written In 1984) 6/4/2006
51. Mumbai Memories,1983 7/2/2006
52. Beware The Ring Of Power 3/22/2007
53. Jimmy (Re-Edited Version) 3/25/2007
54. Egypt, February 11,2011 2/11/2011
55. A Tale Of Two Bubbles 7/27/2007
56. Facing Reality 9/4/2007
57. California Open Space 9/10/2007
58. Wish? 12/4/2006
59. Canada,1971 5/12/2013
60. On Memorizing A Poem 11/6/2013
61. The Terrorist 7/12/2006
62. Spirit Freed From Wood 6/18/2006
63. Responding To Wendell Berry 8/29/2007
64. The Quest 4/14/2007
65. The Tie 4/15/2007
66. Poem From The 2nd Floor Balcony 4/26/2007
67. Once 3/3/2007
68. The Moment 3/3/2007
69. The Stairwell Crooner 12/8/2006
70. This Point In Time 12/5/2006
71. Piedmont Avenue 10/22/2006
72. The Day After Thanksgiving 11/26/2005
73. The City Of God 10/23/2004
74. Tangential Logic 2/4/2006
75. The Inner Voice (1) 9/24/2005
76. On Being Fifteen In 1962 7/7/2005
77. Ode To My Pen 10/23/2004
78. Voices That Call Attention To Themselves 9/21/2007
79. Persimmons 12/4/2005
80. Polar Bear Dream 2/18/2007

Comments about Max Reif

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

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

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  • Gol Mcadam (7/12/2005 4:48:00 AM)

    Max, thank you for commenting on my work. I have now been reading yours and find there is a lovely simplicity of statement in it - an enchanting mix of worldly and unworldly. I came to poetry late in life, that's why I think I'll be finishing early, rather than later! ! Regards, Gol

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  • Michael Shepherd (6/20/2005 5:30:00 AM)

    Max, I enjoy and admire your honesty, simplicity, clarity, and that touch of magic. I hope you keep on writing, and there's a book there eventually...

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  • Michael Gessner (6/19/2005 10:13:00 PM)

    If idiom is tone-if it can be-as I suspect it is in many of the poems of yours I've read-then it offers an exotic and impressive mixture of sense and sensibility, wisdom in worldliness, & worldy things, amusing & always vulnerable, enchanting, haunting & dear.

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Best Poem of Max Reif

(03new!) Beyond The Hills

I gazed across the valley
at the mute, brown hills beyond,
dappled with dark, round, oaks,
that remind me of Africa's veld.

'What lies beyond you, hills? '
I asked, trying to peer
with imagination's eye
beyond and beyond and beyond,
into the heart of the world.

But the mist of my small, measured mind,
the haze of my limited life
grabbed onto the hills as I peered,
and I could not see beyond.

Read the full of (03new!) Beyond The Hills

The Python

When a new woman enters my life,
the time comes to introduce her
to the python of personal history
that I keep around as a pet.

I'm almost 58 now,
and the darn thing
has grown quite long!

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