Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,259 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

4881. The Forgotten Amphitheatres 10/25/2011
4882. The Fountains Sing 10/25/2011
4883. All Of The Airplanes 10/25/2011
4884. Underneath All Of The Moonbeams 10/25/2011
4885. The Hypnotizing Mobile 11/12/2011
4886. Loose Change In The Sky 11/12/2011
4887. Their Usual School 11/12/2011
4888. Starless Estuary 11/12/2011
4889. Underneath A Lighthouse 11/12/2011
4890. Dancing 11/12/2011
4891. If I Were King 11/12/2011
4892. Wide And Beatific 11/15/2011
4893. The Last Romances Of Stewardesses 11/15/2011
4894. Not Even An Echo 11/15/2011
4895. The Bathrooms Down These Halls 11/15/2011
4896. The Redder Than Red 11/15/2011
4897. Languishing In The Sun 11/15/2011
4898. In The Churches Of A Holiday 11/16/2011
4899. Delicate Promises To The Fireworks 11/16/2011
4900. On Their Four Legs 11/16/2011
4901. The Runways Of Your Lips 11/16/2011
4902. Everyone Else 11/16/2011
4903. The Last Time 11/16/2011
4904. Sandstorm 11/16/2011
4905. Illusion Of The Failing Light 11/18/2011
4906. The Pretending Number 11/18/2011
4907. The Heavy Sky 11/18/2011
4908. Where The Jet Engines Crisscross The Spaceshuttles 11/18/2011
4909. Breathing The Water 11/18/2011
4910. Lies From A Busied Restaurant 11/18/2011
4911. Children Without Us 11/18/2011
4912. Lakes The Size Of Minnows 11/18/2011
4913. The Corsages And Cul-De-Sacs 11/18/2011
4914. The Canvasses Of The Unreachable Heavens 10/25/2011
4915. The Wishing Wells Preternatural Heavens 10/25/2011
4916. The Cherry Tree 10/25/2011
4917. Becoming Just Another Beauty 10/25/2011
4918. After School' 10/25/2011
4919. Winning 11/15/2011
4920. I Saw You 11/15/2011

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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