Robert Creeley

(1926-2005 / Arlington, Massachusetts)

Robert Creeley Poems

1. After Lorca 4/20/2015
2. Goodbye 11/18/2015
3. The End 4/4/2016
4. The Whip 10/18/2016
5. One Day 10/18/2016
6. A Prayer 10/18/2016
7. The Tunnel 10/18/2016
8. Credo 10/18/2016
9. After Frost 10/18/2016
10. For the Graduation [Bolinas, 1972] 10/18/2016
11. For the Graduation [Bolinas School, June 11, 1971] 10/18/2016
12. For the Graduation [Bolinas, 1973] 10/18/2016
13. Love Comes Quietly 10/18/2016
14. A Poem 10/18/2016
15. Like They Say 4/20/2015
16. Gnomic Verses 4/19/2010
17. The Measure 4/19/2010
18. Oh No ! 3/20/2015
19. Helsinki Window 4/19/2010
20. The Pool 4/19/2010
21. Yesterdays 4/19/2010
22. The Window 4/19/2010
23. The Door (I) 4/19/2010
24. The World 4/19/2010
25. The Language 4/19/2010
26. The Immoral Proposition 4/19/2010
27. The Pattern 4/19/2010
28. Somewhere 4/19/2010
29. The Sentence 4/19/2010
30. For No Clear Reason 4/19/2010
31. The Rescue 4/19/2010
32. Inside My Head 4/19/2010
33. Self-Portrait 4/19/2010
34. For Love 4/19/2010
35. The Rhythm 4/19/2010
36. A Marriage 4/19/2010
37. Other 1/13/2003
38. Four Days In Vermont 1/13/2003
39. A Wicker Basket 1/13/2003
40. Clemente's Images 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Robert Creeley

The Rain

All night the sound had
come back again,
and again falls
this quite, persistent rain.

What am I to myself
that must be remembered,
insisted upon
so often? Is it

that never the ease,
even the hardness,
of rain falling
will have for me

something other than this,
something not so insistent--
am I to be locked in this
final uneasiness.

Love, if you love me,
lie next to me.
Be for me, like rain,
the getting out

of the tiredness, the fatuousness, the semi-
lust of intentional indifference.
Be wet
with a decent ...

Read the full of The Rain

Song

What I took in my hand
grew in weight. You must
understand it
was not obscene.

Night comes. We sleep.
Then if you know what
say it.
Don't pretend.

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