Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

961. The Unlucky Poem 4/7/2009
962. Three Legged Horse 4/7/2009
963. Prelude To That Song 4/8/2009
964. Imaginary Real-Estate 4/9/2009
965. Still-Life On The Verge Of Suburbia 4/9/2009
966. Chivalrous Aphorism 4/9/2009
967. Shore Drive 4/10/2009
968. Heather? 4/10/2009
969. Since We Dreamed That Way 4/10/2009
970. Like An Engine In The Rays 4/11/2009
971. In The Empire Of The Sun's Playground 4/11/2009
972. We Commence 4/13/2009
973. Like A Minnow Blushing In The Nylon Mask Of Your Tawny Calf 4/13/2009
974. Cricket 4/13/2009
975. Such A Day 4/14/2009
976. True Beauty 4/15/2009
977. The Husband's Fateful Verse 4/15/2009
978. Not Another Turn 4/15/2009
979. Toy Soldier, Plastic Boy 4/16/2009
980. Animal Pain 4/16/2009
981. This At 9: 43 Or Whatever 4/16/2009
982. Yeah, Whatever 4/17/2009
983. Lines In The Dark 4/17/2009
984. Not At All Like Sunlight Through Those Graves 4/24/2009
985. Time Crimes 4/25/2009
986. The Nocturnal Summertine Of A Celestial Carrousel 4/26/2009
987. From The Eyes Of Young Lovers Whose Beds Are Already Burning 4/27/2009
988. Out In The Penumbras Of The Wide World 4/28/2009
989. Plathe Isn'T Free Anymore 4/28/2009
990. The Little Puddy-Romeos In Their Sideshow Cavorting 4/28/2009
991. Like A Letter In A Bottle Propped Amongst The Seashells 4/29/2009
992. Lines For Little Boy's Games 4/30/2009
993. The Fables By Which She Fans Her Children 4/30/2009
994. The Right Key To Sing 4/30/2009
995. Even When You Are Fleeting 5/1/2009
996. The Conjuring Dance Of The Dust Devils' Ballet 5/1/2009
997. Over The Downhill Shop Of My Tomb 5/2/2009
998. Biting The Hand Of A Beautifully Careless Master 5/3/2009
999. Murderous Muse 5/3/2009
1000. The Cool Death Around The Next Bend 5/3/2009

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

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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