Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,195 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

4561. Happenstances Of An Unreal World 9/3/2011
4562. The Sheep Of Angels 9/3/2011
4563. The Hunger Of Songbirds 9/5/2011
4564. Down His Path 9/5/2011
4565. The Visions Of Another's Looking Glass 9/5/2011
4566. The Wishes That Lingered 9/5/2011
4567. Gone 9/5/2011
4568. Heirlooms Of Another Life 9/5/2011
4569. The Night Of Our Predestined Architecture 9/5/2011
4570. My Useless Senses 9/5/2011
4571. Your Intangible Amusements 9/5/2011
4572. Until I Was A Cathedral 9/5/2011
4573. The Homeless Trees 9/5/2011
4574. An Even Greater Disaster 9/5/2011
4575. The Same Magnificent Colors 9/5/2011
4576. What It Was 9/5/2011
4577. The Make-Believe Cathedrals 9/5/2011
4578. The Shoulders Of Her World 9/8/2011
4579. To These Things 9/8/2011
4580. The Make-Believe Heavens 9/8/2011
4581. Housewives Or Our Own Mothers 9/8/2011
4582. Apiary Of My Heavens 9/8/2011
4583. Our Days At School 9/8/2011
4584. In The Make Believe Heavens 9/8/2011
4585. The Lip Of The Canal 8/27/2011
4586. Prizes That They Took 8/27/2011
4587. Like Blind Men Imagining A Diamond 8/27/2011
4588. Of Fallen Needles 8/28/2011
4589. Of Moths And Guitars 8/28/2011
4590. Truce With The Sea 8/28/2011
4591. The Morning Before Dawn 8/28/2011
4592. In The Songs They Will Never Know 8/28/2011
4593. Wishing At The Well 8/28/2011
4594. Keeping Time With A Stranger 8/29/2011
4595. City Of Red Slumbers 8/29/2011
4596. Blossoming In The Emptiness 8/29/2011
4597. Their Iridescent Memory 8/29/2011
4598. My Misinformed Delusion 8/29/2011
4599. Into A Bosom 8/29/2011
4600. Into A Bosom Of A World 8/29/2011

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 ...

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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