Max Reif

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

Max Reif Poems

321. On Being Fifteen In 1962 7/7/2005
322. The Poem Hunter 12/24/2005
323. Wild Turkeys On The Road Near Home 1/30/2006
324. The History Of Europe, In And Out 2/1/2006
325. Wikipedia: Totem, And Taboo 10/28/2005
326. Ode To My Pen 10/23/2004
327. Sufi Banjo Tunes (After Hafiz) 11/28/2005
328. .04) A Galaxy Past Gutenberg 8/12/2005
329. Froggy's Lunchbox 9/25/2005
330. On With The Game 3/19/2007
331. Taste Of Freedom 3/31/2007
332. A Question In Rhyme 9/1/2007
333. Voices That Call Attention To Themselves 9/21/2007
334. Analogy: President Bush And Iraq 1/11/2006
335. (.01june9 07) The Adventures Of My Poems 6/9/2007
336. (02new!) Why We Get Out Of Bed 5/26/2007
337. (..........26aug3) Talking Ambition 8/26/2007
338. If Saints Baked Cookies... 4/7/2007
339. Polar Bear Dream 2/18/2007
340. Feet 9/26/2006
341. .34) Tone Poem: The Finale, 'Leonard Cohen — I'M Your Man' 7/24/2006
342. The Miner 12/19/2006
343. The Puppet 1/20/2006
344. Persimmons 12/4/2005
345. .41) Spiritual Analogy: The Bee 4/10/2006
346. Golden Child 3/17/2006
347. Nearer My God To Thee 12/18/2006
348. Two California Parks In Early Spring 2/16/2006
349. Friction 12/27/2005
350. The Rainy Season 12/28/2005
351. Proposal To Outlaw The Word 'Love' In Poems (A Mean Poem?) 8/5/2005
352. Gifted Child 12/2/2006
353. The Poem Of Spring 3/3/2007
354. (..................14sept2) Portrait: Two Men 9/14/2007
355. The Old Baseball Field 6/18/2006
356. Traveler's Manifesto 7/10/2006
357. Ode To The Salad Bar 7/11/2005
358. The Slide 12/16/2006
359. The Image Of Perfection (Sonnet) 2/8/2006
360. Brooks And Warren's Understanding Poetry* 8/23/2005

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

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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