Max Reif

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

Max Reif Poems

281. New, Improved Oath Of Office For The President Of The United States 3/4/2006
282. Dream, Ambition 3/19/2007
283. Reflection Of A Middle-Aged Man 12/6/2006
284. The Poem That Sits In My Notebook 12/29/2006
285. Obligation 12/31/2006
286. (............31aug) Stamps 9/1/2007
287. (004june2 07) In The Temple Of Memory 6/2/2007
288. Found Poem: Today's Headlines From Yahoo News 8/6/2005
289. Disillusionment 11/14/2005
290. 'The Big One' 9/1/2005
291. Autumn 11/2/2005
292. Hurricane Poem 6/23/2005
293. Proposal To Outlaw The Word 'Love' In Poems (A Mean Poem?) 8/5/2005
294. Froggy's Lunchbox 9/25/2005
295. .07) Questions, Looking Back 7/23/2005
296. Taste Of Freedom 3/31/2007
297. The Long Arm Of The Law 5/13/2007
298. (.0000001july207) The Failed Juggler's Tale 7/2/2007
299. Reminder 4/29/2006
300. .40) The Lottery Wizard 3/28/2006
301. A Writer's Journal 10/23/2005
302. .24) Forever 8/19/2005
303. Demolition 10/23/2004
304. Autobiographical Fairy Tale 10/20/2005
305. Almost A Sonnet 8/10/2005
306. Life Is Perfect Sometimes 11/12/2005
307. .14) A Meditation On Words 12/7/2005
308. In Meditation 2/22/2006
309. Early (A Sonnet) 7/11/2005
310. Ritual Of Cleansing 5/14/2006
311. .01) Taxi Memories 8/5/2005
312. All These Famous Poets I'Ve Never Heard Of 11/5/2005
313. Golden Child 3/17/2006
314. The Puppet 1/20/2006
315. .35) After Viewing 100 Photos Of Mideast War 7/21/2006
316. Beyond The Cliched Sky 2/13/2006
317. .27) My Poems Hang Out On The Corner 8/17/2005
318. An Irish Invocation 9/13/2007
319. (....July20) The Tree Of Experience, Heavy With Fruit 7/20/2007
320. (......16aug) God 8/16/2007

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

A Gorilla In My Back Yard

There's a gorilla in my back yard.
I'm making friends with him,
approaching cautiously,
as he moves toward my world.

He says a few words,
or what he thinks are words,
to show me how 'human' he is.
He clumsily hikes
a football through his legs.

I've taken a risk
to approach this great beast
whose silver-steel muscles
could crush me in an instant.

Venturing out of his habitat,
he's overcome his natural
fear of the unknown.

A great sharing's
taking place
behind my house.

Read the full of A Gorilla In My Back Yard

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!