Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

6641. Back To Work On Monday 4/25/2010
6642. Sunbathing 4/25/2010
6643. The Pitch-Fork Pines 4/23/2010
6644. Dreams Of Ferris Wheels 5/20/2010
6645. The Caesuras Of A Fish Tailed Palm Tree 5/16/2010
6646. The Unending Shore Of Your Fathomless Sea 6/23/2010
6647. The Sweet Undying Beauty 7/13/2010
6648. In The Deepest Houses Of The Deepest Forests 6/28/2010
6649. The Strange Curses 10/28/2010
6650. To Make Her Mine 10/15/2010
6651. The Color Green 11/20/2010
6652. Redhead 8/12/2007
6653. To My Old Neighborhood 10/5/2010
6654. To Make Belive 1/13/2011
6655. Halloween 9/30/2007
6656. In Disney World 5/31/2011
6657. Taking Away Grandfathers 5/31/2011
6658. Up Into His Arms 7/7/2011
6659. Bikini Atoll 8/5/2011
6660. Senses Of The Forest 8/19/2011
6661. Your Nude Knees 8/27/2011
6662. The Earth And Sky 9/13/2011
6663. The Age Old Terrapin 9/30/2011
6664. The Sea Shells 7/4/2011
6665. What Usual Reward 11/20/2011
6666. To Our Dead Relatives 9/8/2011
6667. The Kindling 8/19/2011
6668. Blackbeard 5/9/2009
6669. Even Though 3/29/2011
6670. Their Father's Tears 4/21/2011
6671. From High School 10/30/2010
6672. The Melted World 7/28/2010
6673. The Shimmering Architectures Of Windmills And Weathervanes 8/25/2010
6674. The Sky As They Do 3/15/2010
6675. Bright As The Brightest Bright 2/15/2010
6676. The Bravest Of The Braves 2/21/2010
6677. My Favorite Monster 11/19/2009
6678. The Periodic Table 11/19/2009
6679. The Planet Mars 11/15/2009
6680. The Same As An Anonymous Death 9/25/2009

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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