Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

1161. The Clear Blue Sky 7/21/2009
1162. Campaign For My Scarlet Letter 7/21/2009
1163. Before The Resilient Gazes Which Never Move 7/22/2009
1164. Gold Collared Disney World 7/22/2009
1165. Love Dolls 7/22/2009
1166. How Dangerous It Is To Pretend Being In Love 7/22/2009
1167. Stratifying The Old Masters 6/3/2009
1168. Loxahatchee Lassie 6/3/2009
1169. In The Sepias Of Regardless Holidays 6/4/2009
1170. Only Trying To Survive 6/4/2009
1171. From This Sad Folklore 6/5/2009
1172. Taboo Cousin 7/9/2009
1173. Brown And Agile Child 7/11/2009
1174. Hitting The Bottle 7/11/2009
1175. Waiting At The Desk Of Scribbles For The Sea To Take Us Too 7/12/2009
1176. Just Like I Would Have Had Judy Garland 7/23/2009
1177. Holidays Further And Further Away 7/23/2009
1178. Just Two Ingénues 7/24/2009
1179. Putting Away My Toys 7/24/2009
1180. Travelogue Of My Blood 7/25/2009
1181. Philosophy Of The Motionless Tribute Band 7/25/2009
1182. Creatures Of New Glass 7/25/2009
1183. The Sunbeam Of Your Careless Gazing 7/26/2009
1184. Jarrett, Or The Stewardess's Son 7/26/2009
1185. Songs To No One Else 7/26/2009
1186. Vachel's Rhyme 7/26/2009
1187. Following Lost Dogs Home 7/26/2009
1188. Cursing Dismissive Allusions 7/27/2009
1189. Travis Mcgee Writes His Poem 7/27/2009
1190. Coming Up Going Down 7/27/2009
1191. Dawn 7/27/2009
1192. Coming Back With The Rain 7/27/2009
1193. Basking In The Heartless Urbane 7/28/2009
1194. Pleasurable Excuse 7/28/2009
1195. Explore 7/28/2009
1196. Remembering Her Alamo 7/28/2009
1197. Sealing Her With A Kiss 7/29/2009
1198. Birthday On The Keys 7/29/2009
1199. Nostalgia's Marching Song 7/29/2009
1200. Insouciantly Gamboling 7/30/2009

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
    Peter

  • 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
Meadow
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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Prehistoric Red Room

I’ve created behind my eyes
A prehistoric red room
where extinct women gyrate
to the flickering kiss of
kerosene lamps, everyone
who lived before me and
died in Detroit with the
junkyards visits me here-
relaxing on red vinyl

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