Max Reif

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

Max Reif Poems

161. Waterfall 8/23/2006
162. After A Phone Call With My Wife 8/23/2006
163. A Poet's Delusion? 12/3/2006
164. A Personal History And Mythology Of Blue Jeans 12/19/2006
165. George W. Bush-The Play 1/15/2007
166. If We Could See The Mind 12/30/2006
167. Picture Of Confidence 12/3/2006
168. Stories 10/22/2006
169. (05new!) Epiphany To-Go 5/13/2007
170. (07new!) Faith 5/26/2007
171. (.........27aug) Myth Poem 8/27/2007
172. Bibliophilia 7/22/2007
173. Paradise Lost, Again 7/7/2007
174. Navigating The Hidden Currents 8/21/2007
175. .15) November Crossing, Berkeley 11/2/2005
176. Tired 9/9/2007
177. .30) The Sense Of Touch 2/22/2006
178. .41) Spiritual Analogy: The Bee 4/10/2006
179. Feet 9/26/2006
180. The Miner 12/19/2006
181. Gifted Child 12/2/2006
182. The Poem Of Spring 3/3/2007
183. The Life-Cycle Of A Toy 2/14/2007
184. Word Magic 8/30/2006
185. One Way A Child Learns 9/1/2006
186. This Moment 6/29/2006
187. The Hawk 9/15/2007
188. Wisdom From The Air 2/8/2005
189. The Old Baseball Field 6/18/2006
190. Lines Written On A Paper Bag While Waiting For My Wife 6/18/2006
191. The Death Of The Familiar 6/19/2006
192. O Loud And Silent Moon 7/9/2006
193. Song 9/16/2006
194. Call To Battle 8/3/2006
195. Odometer 5/30/2006
196. Out Of The Abyss 1/2/2007
197. Youth 10/16/2006
198. Nature 12/3/2006
199. Collecting Paradises 4/4/2007
200. Two Sides 4/28/2007

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

(......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*

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,