Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,238 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

6521. The Burning Light 9/3/2010
6522. The Wings Of Beautiful Grasshoppers 9/1/2010
6523. Fully Fledged Flight Attendants 8/29/2010
6524. Swearing To My Abscent Steed 8/18/2010
6525. Just As Beautiful As You 8/18/2010
6526. Our Souls Uncorking Flumes 8/17/2010
6527. Through The Hearts Of Her Fair 8/17/2010
6528. While The Tadpoles Metamorphosis 6/28/2010
6529. The Unreconciled Graves 8/23/2010
6530. The Sorry Mound Of Calvary 8/17/2010
6531. To Be Meat For Buzzards 7/27/2010
6532. The Airy Cylinders 7/25/2010
6533. Your Esoteric And So Young Body 8/11/2010
6534. So Many Reasons 7/22/2010
6535. The Roof Of His Mind 7/7/2010
6536. The Despondency Of The Roses Of Her Name 6/24/2010
6537. Like Sunlight Slipping Over A Splendiferous Windowsill 6/20/2010
6538. The Plot Thickens 6/18/2010
6539. As It Did To Me 6/7/2010
6540. The Nakedness Of Meaning 5/16/2010
6541. His Meal For The Night 4/28/2010
6542. The Muscular Syllables Of His Golden Bed 4/9/2010
6543. Then A Whisper Of A Sea 3/24/2010
6544. Underneath The Gaze Of The Castillo De San Marcos 5/16/2010
6545. While You Lay Asleep 5/7/2010
6546. The Cats Of Fire 4/21/2010
6547. The Liquors Of My Unconditional Will 4/18/2010
6548. The Same Creaseless Daylight 4/17/2010
6549. While The Orchard Sings 4/15/2010
6550. The Grass Is Green 4/13/2010
6551. In Their Conquered Countries 4/12/2010
6552. The Budding Gravity Of Our Drinking Fountain 4/11/2010
6553. So Many Copper Presidents 4/1/2010
6554. Thundering Rains 4/1/2010
6555. But Another Huckleberry Finn 4/1/2010
6556. Like School Kids Skipping Away To Nothing In Particulare 3/30/2010
6557. Over The Sad Old Earth 3/26/2010
6558. The Only Thing You Had To Pay 3/26/2010
6559. The Way A High School Marching Band Becomes Unfurled 3/24/2010
6560. Like A Blue Marble 3/18/2010

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

Romeo And Juliet's Wedding Vows

I will be thy chased rose and take thy name.
My heart will continue drumming its love for you the same;
And though thy mother and father mean nothing to me—
You are the sun rising over the bosom of my heart’s sea.
I will go with you hand in young hand
And be like your shadow roaming with you across the land.
In your eyes I see the myriad truths of my own soul
A kaleidoscope of sea shells in a pretty bowl—
To you, my love, I will always be true—
And that is why I say that I do—

To think that the very sun I saw last night should so ...

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The Sparks Of The Show

How deeply can I explore the dungeons
Residing in my children:
The battlements manned by mice
that coronate their exuberent, tiny minds:

Diving into the coral reefs of their souls,
And those spots that have gathered beauty over the warring everglades,
How deeeply can I explore them
Before I am too old, '

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