Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

1761. How To Fly 11/15/2009
1762. Do Them Right 11/15/2009
1763. Wishing Well 11/15/2009
1764. Into The Months Of Noon 11/15/2009
1765. For Her To Love Me 10/30/2009
1766. Surceases 10/30/2009
1767. Through My Daylong Work 11/19/2009
1768. My Dreams Aren'T Even Sad 11/19/2009
1769. Diana Haiku 11/19/2009
1770. Long Forgotten Men 11/19/2009
1771. The Only One Still Fresh Enough To Truly Love 11/25/2009
1772. The Absolute Queen Of Beasts 11/25/2009
1773. What I Had Left To Sell 11/25/2009
1774. The Endless Loam 11/25/2009
1775. Knowing That The Sun Finally Did 11/25/2009
1776. Unnecessary Senses Of Arbitrary Light 11/25/2009
1777. The Armies Waiting Inside Of Us 11/25/2009
1778. The Tug Of Airless Need 11/25/2009
1779. The Oversexed Orchards Of The Know 11/25/2009
1780. The Sunlight Of Bright Mirage 11/25/2009
1781. My Scarred Yet Truesome Eye 11/25/2009
1782. The Sky Again 11/25/2009
1783. Immortal Gold 11/25/2009
1784. Into A Different Color 11/25/2009
1785. My Pessimistic Expectations 11/25/2009
1786. Ingots Of Dark Gold 11/25/2009
1787. Boys With No Name 11/25/2009
1788. Just Out Of Reach 11/25/2009
1789. Cemeteries Only I Can Remember 11/25/2009
1790. Very Well Sure 11/25/2009
1791. My Poetic Airplanes 11/25/2009
1792. Shush And Shush 11/25/2009
1793. Their Immortal Station Wagon 11/25/2009
1794. Otherwise Unperturbed 11/25/2009
1795. Girls Who Are Never There 11/25/2009
1796. Cleopatra 11/25/2009
1797. Putty In Another Man's Clay 11/25/2009
1798. Warm Bottles Of Suicide 11/25/2009
1799. Too Fearful To Go 11/25/2009
1800. Leaping Through The Snow 11/25/2009

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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