Robert Rorabeck

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Robert Rorabeck Biography

Sometimes with the one I love I fill myself with rage for fear
I effuse unreturn'd love,
But now I think there is no unreturn'd love, the pay is cer-
tain one way or another,
(I loved a certain person ardently and my love was not
return'd.
Yet out of that I have written these songs.)

Walt Whitman

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I SHALL NOT CARE

When I am dead and over me bright April
Shakes out her rain-drenched hair,
Though you should lean above me broken-hearted,
I shall not care.


I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful
When rain bends down the bough,
And I shall be more silent and cold-hearted
Than you are now.

Sara Teasdale (1915)

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Robert Rorabeck Comments

Virginie Guillemette 06 March 2008

i really enjoy your work...i feel the sense of time given your words, as if you choose them as one chooses the ripest cherries in the pile. clever and from an honest place.

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Jenda Lecroy 14 April 2010

A true poet. Old soul, new life.

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Prabir Gayen 26 March 2019

A good and talented poet....God bless you...

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Z. M. Wise 23 April 2015

From what minescule fragments of a stockpile of poetic brilliance, I am completely blown away by Mr. Rorabeck's work. From his style and influences to his timing, rhythm, etc...I hope he never ceases this archaic and timeless craft. POETRY LIVES! !

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Justin Reamer 17 May 2012

I believe Bret is a very good poet. He seems to know what it takes to be a good poet. His rime and rhythm is evenly matched, and he knows how to convey his message in his poem. His poetry is flowing and soothing to the ear. He is one of the best modern poets on this site.

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Peter O'Brien 18 September 2011

A lovely selection of poems! The silver & gold of of famous wordsmiths - Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Lorca, Whitman & others! 'These fragment have I shored against my ruin...'. thanks Peter

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Jim Troy 10 August 2011

I have read just one and had to leave my applause. Gratefully looking forward, the honor to read more of your great works........Jim Troy

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The Best Poem Of Robert Rorabeck

A Flower In The Rain

I want to fall on you like rain
upon a wildflower
Opening new reason from you
Scaring all the old bees away from
Pollinating your bed
Scaring all the fake men off who
Can only stand the sun
So it’s just me and you in the
Meadow
The rabbits in the hole
The grasses are wet and beginning to bow
The forest is damp and sleepy
And in the meadow
I bend down and kiss your petals wetly
Falling all over you
Letting your pistil slip into my mouth
Sucking off your honey,
Almost plucking you
But not going so far
Just pulling you so that you can feel
Your roots leaving
To let you almost taste
My world in the sky
So afterwards you can go down
Believing
The words on my lips
When I fall on my knees for you
A flower in the rain.

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Robert Rorabeck Quotes

18 January 2016

Well, you took so long to come home To my suburbia amongst the cliffs, That I decid e d to become drunken beyond Reckoning, Out amidst the j u need cars. Now just you look at this beautiful girl Beaten beyond reckoning. Do you Know her, well you say you do. Save her and lie her in The beautiful house between He trees. If you say you do. It is all you are.

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