Max Reif

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

Max Reif Poems

241. .13) Berlin, November,1989 8/14/2005
242. Fathers And Sons (1976) Br(Alternate Title: A Hymn To God The Father) 10/2/2005
243. Love 10/2/2005
244. Mother At The Beach, 1939 10/26/2005
245. .15) November Crossing, Berkeley 11/2/2005
246. The Fountain 6/23/2007
247. Paradise Lost, Again 7/7/2007
248. (....July20) The Tree Of Experience, Heavy With Fruit 7/20/2007
249. Bibliophilia 7/22/2007
250. A Tale Of Two Bubbles 7/27/2007
251. (.....12aug1) Homage To Eugene O'Neill 8/12/2007
252. Navigating The Hidden Currents 8/21/2007
253. Her Blue Jeans 8/25/2007
254. His Coffee 8/25/2007
255. Facing Reality 9/4/2007
256. Poemhunter Virginia Reel 9/9/2007
257. The Ethics Of Lunch 9/10/2007
258. Beyond All This 9/10/2007
259. California Open Space 9/10/2007
260. (..............11sept3) The Real Revolution 9/11/2007
261. Walking Two Successive Blocks Of The Iron Horse Trail 9/19/2007
262. Wish? 12/4/2006
263. Gettysburg* 8/11/2006
264. The Difference Between Journalism And Literature 8/30/2006
265. Beware The Ring Of Power 3/22/2007
266. Pig 3/25/2007
267. Jimmy (Re-Edited Version) 3/25/2007
268. Egypt, February 11,2011 2/11/2011
269. Hit In The Head By An Alp Horn 2/3/2006
270. On The Bart (Revision) 2/21/2006
271. This Morning 4/29/2006
272. Invoking The Gods Of My Youth (Written In 1984) 6/4/2006
273. English As The National Language? 6/15/2006
274. Mumbai Memories,1983 7/2/2006
275. Canada,1971 5/12/2013
276. On Memorizing A Poem 11/6/2013
277. The Terrorist 7/12/2006
278. Spirit Freed From Wood 6/18/2006
279. Why Read Poems? 4/9/2007
280. The Long Arm Of The Law 5/13/2007

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

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

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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