Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,281 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

1601. High School Anatomy 10/15/2009
1602. Material Girls 10/15/2009
1603. The Whole D@mned Sky 10/15/2009
1604. Stranded On The Somnolent Sea 10/15/2009
1605. The Breeze To Me And Her Alike 10/15/2009
1606. Marvelous Ruin 10/15/2009
1607. So Beautiful 10/15/2009
1608. The Mothers Too 10/15/2009
1609. The Little Fish 10/15/2009
1610. In The Velvet Ballroom Of Your Hapless Soul 10/15/2009
1611. That Will Never Be Sold 10/15/2009
1612. They Never Once 10/15/2009
1613. Pale 10/18/2009
1614. This Hollow Green Soul 10/18/2009
1615. The Velvet Throat Darkness 10/18/2009
1616. Something That Can Never 10/18/2009
1617. Never Around 10/25/2009
1618. Enough 10/25/2009
1619. Just Enough 10/25/2009
1620. Close Your Eyes 10/25/2009
1621. Cruel Winter's Shade 10/25/2009
1622. That Cannot Be This 10/25/2009
1623. Lonely Satin Dog 10/25/2009
1624. Saddlebags Of Dreams 10/25/2009
1625. Neither Shadow Nor Sleep 10/25/2009
1626. Who Are Almost Real 10/25/2009
1627. Fire Engine God 10/25/2009
1628. Who Are Always Getting Up Again 10/25/2009
1629. The Busted Zoo 10/25/2009
1630. Fieldtrips Of Summers Gone 10/25/2009
1631. Mother's Milk 10/25/2009
1632. Victorious Dark 10/25/2009
1633. You Are There 10/25/2009
1634. Royalty In The Sky 10/25/2009
1635. In Me 10/25/2009
1636. The Crassness Of Banshees 10/25/2009
1637. Queenly-Acanthine Estuaries 10/30/2009
1638. One Of You Of Every Kind 10/30/2009
1639. Metamorphosing Birthday Cake 10/30/2009
1640. Salthy Unabashed Surcease 10/30/2009

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

  • 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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