Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,308 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

361. The Changeless Show 3/27/2008
362. The Grieving Window 3/28/2008
363. Lorca's Olive Tree 3/28/2008
364. Quilt Of Séances 3/28/2008
365. The Lyrical Loon 3/28/2008
366. Valencia 3/28/2008
367. Rainy Spades 3/29/2008
368. Blue Omen 3/29/2008
369. The Romantic Rumble 3/29/2008
370. The Sum Of The Poltergeist 3/30/2008
371. Permission 3/30/2008
372. Kirikou And The Sorceress 3/21/2008
373. Extraordinary Machine 3/21/2008
374. Her Knees' Opal Bowl 3/23/2008
375. Salesmen 3/23/2008
376. The Dictum Of Innocence 3/23/2008
377. The Mountain's Demiurge 3/23/2008
378. The Silhouette Of Her Name Stone 3/24/2008
379. Tickle Me To Death 3/24/2008
380. The Wiser Of The Few 3/24/2008
381. Ride The Rhyme Forever 3/24/2008
382. Greetings 3/19/2008
383. Walking The Cow 3/20/2008
384. Beth Law 3/20/2008
385. Fast Food Graffiti 3/20/2008
386. The Cornfield’s Daughter 3/20/2008
387. Empty Bottle 4/1/2008
388. Insignificant Wound 4/2/2008
389. The Beginning Of Class 4/3/2008
390. The Sandbox In A Child 4/3/2008
391. She Is Mickey Mouse 4/8/2008
392. The American Basin 4/9/2008
393. Shooting Star 4/9/2008
394. The Steady Rain 4/10/2008
395. The Pomegranate's Bitter Blood 4/10/2008
396. He-Man 4/11/2008
397. Cheese Sandwich 4/11/2008
398. No Sea 4/12/2008
399. The Evening Missive 4/12/2008
400. This Unpublishable Suburbia 4/13/2008

Comments about Robert Rorabeck

  • Z. M. Wise Z. M. Wise (4/23/2015 12:03:00 AM)

    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 Justin Reamer (5/17/2012 12:41:00 PM)

    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.

  • Peter O'Brien (9/18/2011 1:53:00 PM)

    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

  • Jim Troy (8/10/2011 5:56:00 AM)

    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

  • Jenda Lecroy (4/14/2010 9:14:00 PM)

    A true poet. Old soul, new life.

  • Virginie Guillemette (3/6/2008 1:41:00 PM)

    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.

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
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 ...

Read the full of A Flower In The Rain


In bed with the early morning shadows
bleeding the night into another killing
where glorious colors like afterbirth flows
in nebular jets into the horizon’s bowl,
revealed, I have the presentiment that my
life will fail, and rising against my Northern
dreams, I secede against their human impulse
of hope, and the cities inside me scream,
“You will never have her. She will never love you! ”

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