Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

6561. Whoever 6/10/2008
6562. Going Back To School 7/7/2008
6563. The Bottom Of The Wine Glass 6/1/2008
6564. Libraries 5/22/2008
6565. Forget-Me-Nots 4/28/2008
6566. Seashells 5/21/2008
6567. Innocence's Byway 5/20/2008
6568. Mabinogion 5/18/2008
6569. Daydream Of Drool 5/12/2008
6570. When All The Woods Are Black 4/28/2008
6571. Hunting And Gathering 4/24/2008
6572. Insignificant Infinity 4/21/2008
6573. The Sunrise's Necromancy 4/1/2008
6574. Silver On The Tree 2/20/2008
6575. The Sun's Homework 2/1/2008
6576. Sunday's Churchgoers 1/29/2008
6577. The Desert's Lip 1/14/2008
6578. Journalism 1/16/2008
6579. Centaur 1/4/2008
6580. The Skull's Hulking Hum 12/19/2007
6581. The Moon's Quarter 12/19/2007
6582. Not A Single One 10/26/2007
6583. American Classic 8/16/2007
6584. The Rhyming Ribald 10/6/2007
6585. Floodings 8/13/2007
6586. Carpenters And Stone Masons 8/12/2007
6587. Jesus Is Risen 6/18/2007
6588. The House And Her Carpenter 8/4/2007
6589. The Slumbering Day 5/2/2007
6590. Ambulance 7/24/2005
6591. Strip Tennis 11/8/2005
6592. Second Son 8/12/2007
6593. Capital Punishment 12/24/2007
6594. Lloyd Alexander’s Unapologetically Forgotten Relative 2/2/2008
6595. The Waves’ Tumultuous Cavalries 2/14/2008
6596. The Limpid Sunday 3/25/2008
6597. Species Of The Yet Awakened World 4/8/2008
6598. The Weather's Sorrows 4/18/2008
6599. Palindromes 5/19/2008
6600. Sleepy Weathervanes 6/4/2008

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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