Max Reif

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

Max Reif Poems

81. Polar Bear Dream 2/18/2007
82. If Saints Baked Cookies... 4/7/2007
83. (..........26aug3) Talking Ambition 8/26/2007
84. Traveler's Manifesto 7/10/2006
85. Benicia 7/14/2006
86. Jeremy 7/2/2006
87. Natural? Supernatural? 6/15/2006
88. Two Haiku 7/21/2006
89. Original Whim 12/5/2006
90. The Slide 12/16/2006
91. Labors 12/16/2006
92. Treatise On Interpersonal Relations 12/18/2006
93. Worlds 1/20/2007
94. Trying To Find Him 12/29/2006
95. Cafe' Of Dreams 1/15/2007
96. Half Mast 1/13/2007
97. Saturday 1/13/2007
98. At Peets 1/15/2007
99. .42) 2nd Wife, A Fragment 12/22/2006
100. (.....July 30) Philosophical Rant 7/30/2007
101. (008june2 07) The Silence Of The Typewriters 6/4/2007
102. Spring, Mutability 7/7/2007
103. (.......July 25) The Message 7/24/2007
104. (09new!) Personal History 5/13/2007
105. Hym To Night 4/28/2007
106. In The Ironic World 4/28/2007
107. Last Night's Dream 2/18/2007
108. Ode To The Tree Outside My Window 4/9/2007
109. Sunday After Brunch (A Sonnet) 6/23/2005
110. The Rainy Season (2) 3/16/2006
111. Feeling The Bite 4/13/2005
112. Ode To The Salad Bar 7/11/2005
113. The Sun Comes Up 10/23/2004
114. Hoodia-Winked 4/16/2006
115. Prayer 2 4/29/2006
116. The Thief 1/17/2006
117. Cafes 8/20/2005
118. In Dream Country 8/20/2005
119. Vision: 'Freedom' 1/25/2006
120. .27) Dispatch From The Field Office 8/9/2005

Comments about Max Reif

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

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

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • 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

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • 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...

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • 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.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Best Poem of Max Reif

(......01july20) In A Minor Key-Letter To Leonard Cohen*

Dear Leonard Cohen,

Strumming and singing
my favorite songs of yours,
all from your first couple albums,

still eases me into
a vantage point
nothing else I know
has ever approached,

a place in my heart
nothing else has reached.

Yes, it is salted with tears,
but the tears
make everything green there
shine with unearthly beauty,
and reveal somehow the holiness
of all the lost souls.

I have no clue
by what alchemy
you are able
to sing sorrow

in a way that brings
such a stillness,
such a sense of ...

Read the full of (......01july20) In A Minor Key-Letter To Leonard Cohen*

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!

[Report Error]