Max Reif

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

Max Reif Poems

41. (.....17aug) A Writer's Prayer 8/17/2007
42. A Morning In North Beach, San Francisco 8/27/2007
43. There Goes The Vacation 8/29/2007
44. The Uses Of Beauty 8/30/2007
45. Around Lafayette Reservoir (New Edits) 8/30/2007
46. You Can'T Possess A Woman 9/1/2007
47. In Front Of The Locked Library Doors 9/21/2007
48. He Is A Hymn Of Freedom 11/25/2007
49. In The Shadows 9/21/2007
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. Spirit Freed From Wood 6/18/2006
62. The Terrorist 7/12/2006
63. Voices 9/1/2007
64. Responding To Wendell Berry 8/29/2007
65. The Quest 4/14/2007
66. The Tie 4/15/2007
67. Poem From The 2nd Floor Balcony 4/26/2007
68. Once 3/3/2007
69. The Moment 3/3/2007
70. The Stairwell Crooner 12/8/2006
71. This Point In Time 12/5/2006
72. Piedmont Avenue 10/22/2006
73. The Day After Thanksgiving 11/26/2005
74. The City Of God 10/23/2004
75. Tangential Logic 2/4/2006
76. The Inner Voice (1) 9/24/2005
77. On Being Fifteen In 1962 7/7/2005
78. Ode To My Pen 10/23/2004
79. Voices That Call Attention To Themselves 9/21/2007
80. Persimmons 12/4/2005

Comments about Max Reif

  • 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...

  • 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.

Best Poem of Max Reif

.34) Tone Poem: The Finale, 'Leonard Cohen — I'M Your Man'

He stands at the mic,
craggy faded eagle
in a grey suit, singing the verse
in a voice of smoke

surrounded by stark figures
black like spectres
from his own youth.

As he finishes,
the band picks up the chorus
and he stands there

smiling with his eyes
closed, just listening
and you feel his whole

life in that smile
and your life, too,

as though the silent
voice of the most beautiful
losers has given
birth to the whole world.

Read the full of .34) Tone Poem: The Finale, 'Leonard Cohen — I'M Your Man'

Delmar Loop Revelation

He opened the apartment
door and I went in
and plunged
into an Ocean. My life
went floating by like scraps
of stuff on foam and waves,
some beautiful, some not.
The Silence roared. Don't know
how long I stayed. Back on the street,

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