Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

5041. Shade Of A Deity 1/20/2012
5042. Mexican Field-Trip 1/22/2012
5043. Unbreakable Family 1/22/2012
5044. For Us To Hear 1/22/2012
5045. Depthless Sorority 1/22/2012
5046. In The Mowed Field 1/22/2012
5047. Their Muses' Glories 1/22/2012
5048. The Fire Rings Of Metamorphosis 1/22/2012
5049. House Of Bees 1/22/2012
5050. Descendant Of The Golden Fleece 1/22/2012
5051. The Games Of Your Heart 1/22/2012
5052. The Carnivals Of Plastic Indians 1/22/2012
5053. Singing Like Birds 1/25/2012
5054. Thugs At A Bowling Alley 1/25/2012
5055. This Lazy Old Town 1/25/2012
5056. Kissing Her Man 1/25/2012
5057. The Hopes Of Forget-Me-Knots 1/25/2012
5058. The Tearduct's Metamorphosis 1/25/2012
5059. The Lactates Of The Realm 1/26/2012
5060. Their Naked Lights 1/26/2012
5061. Like Cremations Into That Air 1/26/2012
5062. To The Ghosts 1/26/2012
5063. On Those Thorny Feet 1/26/2012
5064. The Edge Of Their Fingers 12/16/2011
5065. The Territories 12/16/2011
5066. The Very Element Of His Tears 12/16/2011
5067. Leaving His Country 12/16/2011
5068. Consecrated Roses 12/16/2011
5069. Classrooms Of Stolen Lights 12/16/2011
5070. Of Strange Lilacs 12/19/2011
5071. The Exegesis Of A Fairytale 12/19/2011
5072. To The Comets 12/19/2011
5073. That Milk Through The Clouds 12/19/2011
5074. Up To The Mountains 12/19/2011
5075. Through Stained-Glass 12/19/2011
5076. My Little Sisters 12/19/2011
5077. With Your Brown Eyes 12/19/2011
5078. By Sunlight 12/19/2011
5079. Christmas Sky 12/19/2011
5080. The Perfumes Of Their Trophies 12/21/2011

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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