Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

5081. My Little Sisters 12/19/2011
5082. With Your Brown Eyes 12/19/2011
5083. By Sunlight 12/19/2011
5084. Christmas Sky 12/19/2011
5085. The Perfumes Of Their Trophies 12/21/2011
5086. Upon The Garden Of Eden 12/21/2011
5087. Toys For Your Children 12/21/2011
5088. Keiper Belt 12/21/2011
5089. Nudity Of Stewardesses 12/21/2011
5090. Missinformed Waterfalls 12/21/2011
5091. The Shy Moonlight 1/26/2012
5092. The Lilies And The Rattlesnakes 1/26/2012
5093. The Greater Beauties 1/26/2012
5094. The Lilacs 1/26/2012
5095. The Arrowheads Of My Mother's Soft Hands 1/29/2012
5096. The Greeting Card 1/29/2012
5097. Know About Love 1/29/2012
5098. The Greatest Airplane 1/29/2012
5099. The Fields That Are Burning Down 1/29/2012
5100. Reconciliation 1/29/2012
5101. Lilly-Livered And Poisoned-Arrowed 1/29/2012
5102. The End Of A Snake 1/29/2012
5103. Underneath A Christmas Tree 1/29/2012
5104. In Unnatural Toys 1/29/2012
5105. Beneath All Of Us 1/31/2012
5106. On Her Mind 1/31/2012
5107. Into The Soft Flesh 1/31/2012
5108. Of Vanishing Electricity 1/31/2012
5109. The Forests Of Christmas 1/31/2012
5110. Into The Rivers 1/31/2012
5111. Heavenly Scarred Adolescents 2/6/2012
5112. The Thickets Of The Alligators 2/6/2012
5113. The Exasperations Of A Ferris Wheel 2/6/2012
5114. Going To Saint Augustine 2/6/2012
5115. My Poor Muse's Sister 2/6/2012
5116. Selling Fireworks 2/6/2012
5117. In Her Remembrance 2/6/2012
5118. Like A Torpid Afternoon 2/6/2012
5119. Over The Canal 2/6/2012
5120. Lips Of The Rattlesnake 2/6/2012

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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