Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,196 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

3961. Making Belief 3/9/2011
3962. In Illusions Such As This 3/9/2011
3963. Inside A Schoolyard Of Pearlescent Shells 3/9/2011
3964. Who Has Forgotten How To Fly 3/9/2011
3965. Honchos 6/18/2007
3966. My Gallant Stuff 3/15/2011
3967. The Airplanes Are Touching Down 3/15/2011
3968. In The Grass 3/15/2011
3969. What They Have Become 3/15/2011
3970. The Forgotten Playgrounds Of Yesterday 3/15/2011
3971. A Thought In Their Bones 3/15/2011
3972. In The Airy Heavens 3/15/2011
3973. Getting Up 3/15/2011
3974. Into The Sky 12/10/2010
3975. The Whale Bones In The Harbor 12/14/2010
3976. From Very Far Away 12/14/2010
3977. In The Hours Before 12/14/2010
3978. Oceans Of The Grave 12/14/2010
3979. Fieldtrip To The Moon 12/14/2010
3980. The Ash Of His Cave 12/14/2010
3981. Courage To Burn 12/14/2010
3982. The Measures Of Feral Elements 12/14/2010
3983. With Only Me 12/14/2010
3984. Even While She Looks Away 12/14/2010
3985. Through The Pines 12/16/2010
3986. Softly Through The Pines 12/16/2010
3987. Into The Sea 12/16/2010
3988. To This 12/16/2010
3989. To Themselves 12/16/2010
3990. The Once Fair Grounds 12/16/2010
3991. Wreaths Of Flames 12/25/2010
3992. Inky Zippers Of Linear Octopi 10/28/2010
3993. The Secrets That Her Children Made 10/28/2010
3994. To Find Her Play 10/28/2010
3995. The Arid Trailer Parks 10/28/2010
3996. Margot 10/30/2010
3997. Resurrected And Reoccuring 10/30/2010
3998. The Beating Hearts Of Her Wounded Children 10/30/2010
3999. The Pretty Directions 10/30/2010
4000. The Cradkes Of Nard 11/1/2010

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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