Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

5641. I'Ve Put You In The Fairly Benevolent Surrender Of The Sky 8/11/2012
5642. The Shopping Malls Over A Tomb 8/11/2012
5643. The Journalists Of His Disbelief 8/11/2012
5644. The Grasses Of Those Backyards 8/16/2012
5645. The Hidden Yards 8/16/2012
5646. The Genie Inside 8/16/2012
5647. Well Of Holes 8/16/2012
5648. Kaliedescope Of Semiprecious Shade 7/10/2012
5649. The One You Were Meant To Be With 7/10/2012
5650. Her Boyfriend's Fireworks 7/10/2012
5651. In The 7/12/2012
5652. In The Soul Of My Heart 7/12/2012
5653. The Neighborhood Of A Vanished Carnival 7/12/2012
5654. To Surrender To The Monsters 7/12/2012
5655. The Goblins That Dance 7/12/2012
5656. The Presence Of The Petrified Gods 7/12/2012
5657. Fever Of Glowing Horses 7/12/2012
5658. The Inventions Of A Chinese Wife 7/16/2012
5659. Japanese Beer 7/16/2012
5660. Gills 7/16/2012
5661. Indian-Giving Virginity 7/16/2012
5662. Her High Horse 7/16/2012
5663. To The Lips Of The Heart 7/30/2012
5664. Each Of The Peninsulas 7/30/2012
5665. Just Enough English 7/30/2012
5666. The Aphrodisiacs Of New Cars 7/30/2012
5667. Various Poems 7/30/2012
5668. Thirty-Thousand Feet In The Air 7/30/2012
5669. Chinese 7/30/2012
5670. Chinese Characters 7/30/2012
5671. The Pedigree Of A Park 8/19/2012
5672. Hallways Of Another Careless Day 8/19/2012
5673. The Wounded Lovers 8/19/2012
5674. On A Cheek Of The Moon 8/19/2012
5675. To Try And Sculpt The Sea 8/19/2012
5676. The Goldfish Whom 8/19/2012
5677. Like A Beautiful Disease Of Butterflies 8/19/2012
5678. To My Sorrows 8/19/2012
5679. By Pablo Nerudo 8/19/2012
5680. By Pablo Neruda 8/19/2012

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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