Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,308 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

81. Forgotten 7/15/2007
82. Like The Butterfly 7/15/2007
83. John Crow 7/15/2007
84. I Still Keep For You 7/16/2007
85. Now And Again At 2 Am 7/28/2007
86. Every Green Morning 8/3/2007
87. Barking The Thunder 8/4/2007
88. Painful Hours 8/4/2007
89. No More Shadows 6/1/2007
90. Without Prestige 6/4/2007
91. Entombed 6/4/2007
92. Such Pretty Things 6/5/2007
93. Unsettled Sea 6/16/2007
94. Saint Paul. 8/11/2007
95. The Forever Shadowless 8/12/2007
96. Not Without Motion 8/12/2007
97. Riverwindwolves 8/24/2007
98. Moondust 8/24/2007
99. Come At Me 8/24/2007
100. Now I Have Seen 8/26/2007
101. Paris, Arizona 8/26/2007
102. Subtracting Joy 8/27/2007
103. Cleopatra Of The Atlantic Basin 8/29/2007
104. Pulsing 8/30/2007
105. Bonnie And Me 8/31/2007
106. The Green Planets Are Burning 8/31/2007
107. Silently (Censored) 8/31/2007
108. Inside Adam 8/31/2007
109. The Way I Fear 8/31/2007
110. I Think She Knows 8/31/2007
111. I Dream Of Nothing Anymore 9/1/2007
112. Boarders 9/2/2007
113. Gravedancers Union 9/3/2007
114. Happiness 9/4/2007
115. Wondering Who You Are 9/5/2007
116. Forgiveness 9/5/2007
117. The Spaniard Meets An Indian Princess 9/5/2007
118. God's First Epiphany 9/6/2007
119. It Is Not Easy 9/6/2007
120. Getting Pretty 9/6/2007

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 ...

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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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