Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

4241. With The Colors Of Your Soul 4/17/2011
4242. Where The Beautiful Girls Are Always Flying 4/17/2011
4243. To Make A Grotto Out Of The Carport 4/19/2011
4244. With Nothing To Survive 4/19/2011
4245. The Sincerest Attempt 4/19/2011
4246. The Long Collapsed Windmills 4/19/2011
4247. The Beating Breasts Of Waves 4/19/2011
4248. The World That I Was Meant To Believe 4/19/2011
4249. The Housewives And Their Canals 4/19/2011
4250. Lions Who I Never Knew 4/19/2011
4251. The Happenstance Of Suburbia 4/19/2011
4252. In A Common Destination 4/19/2011
4253. When They Too Will Leave 4/19/2011
4254. The Wealth She Has Stolen 4/21/2011
4255. The Echo Of A Ghost 4/21/2011
4256. My Diaphanous Muse 4/21/2011
4257. The Freckled Penumbra Of A Beautiful Apple Tree 4/21/2011
4258. The Beautiful Animals 5/8/2011
4259. Named For Another Man 5/8/2011
4260. In The Invalid Sky 5/8/2011
4261. Into A Game Where I Do Not Belong 5/8/2011
4262. The Stolen Moonlight In The Pool 5/10/2011
4263. To The Sea 5/10/2011
4264. The Very Same Shade 5/10/2011
4265. In A Promising Sky 5/10/2011
4266. The Promenades Of Our Grandmothers' Eyes 5/10/2011
4267. The Nude Elements Of The Lamenting Plain 5/10/2011
4268. The Very Last Time 5/10/2011
4269. Like Summer Tomorrow 5/10/2011
4270. The Strange Migrations Of Her Successful Weddings 5/12/2011
4271. To See Her Make Any Wishes 5/12/2011
4272. From A Fountain Birthed Of Mexico 5/12/2011
4273. Like Tadpoles 5/12/2011
4274. One At A Time 5/12/2011
4275. The Make Believe Girls 5/12/2011
4276. Back Into The Sea 5/12/2011
4277. The Muse I Once Had 5/12/2011
4278. The Daydream Of A Kidnapped Mexico 5/12/2011
4279. To Cry Another Tear 5/12/2011
4280. For A Little Ways 5/12/2011

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 ...

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Prehistoric Red Room

I’ve created behind my eyes
A prehistoric red room
where extinct women gyrate
to the flickering kiss of
kerosene lamps, everyone
who lived before me and
died in Detroit with the
junkyards visits me here-
relaxing on red vinyl

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