Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

2121. To A Place I Am Sure Doesn'T Belong 1/30/2010
2122. Like Somniferous Tan Lines 1/30/2010
2123. Suicidal Munchkin 1/30/2010
2124. Never A Tourist In My Lines 1/30/2010
2125. Even More Than I Believe 1/31/2010
2126. None That Resemble Mine 1/31/2010
2127. The Roses Which Still Bare My Name 1/31/2010
2128. The Thoughts You Have Never Thought To Know 1/31/2010
2129. Even Though We Both Yet Breathe 1/31/2010
2130. In The Presence Of This Usually Cowardly Lion 2/1/2010
2131. Faithful And Beloved Pets 2/1/2010
2132. Notice 2/1/2010
2133. Like Milkmades Migrating 2/1/2010
2134. Tin-Foil Swords 2/1/2010
2135. Birds Who Will Never Fly Again 2/1/2010
2136. The Other Side Of The Canal 2/2/2010
2137. The Common Means Of Adultery 2/2/2010
2138. Our Eager Young Possibilities 2/2/2010
2139. To Make Room For Themselves 2/2/2010
2140. The Upcoming Bend 2/2/2010
2141. Taxing Reality 2/3/2010
2142. My Best Friend 2/3/2010
2143. The Starlets Of That Superimposing Glade 2/3/2010
2144. So Many Lives But Not So Many Names 2/3/2010
2145. Tinsel 2/3/2010
2146. Jet Planes 1/8/2010
2147. Not My Muse 1/9/2010
2148. Winter Surely Comes 1/9/2010
2149. Hell 1/9/2010
2150. Premature Surrender 1/9/2010
2151. Out Of Doors Wedding 1/9/2010
2152. It Rains 1/9/2010
2153. Window Haiku 1/11/2010
2154. Waiting For Her To Fall Asleep 1/11/2010
2155. Like Salt Stolen From The Hypothesis Of Waves 1/11/2010
2156. The Latchkey Who Lets Her Out To Play 1/11/2010
2157. The Gated Community Of His Sea 1/11/2010
2158. The Armpit Bouquet Of The Tigris And Euphrates 1/11/2010
2159. Breathe Someday Haiku 1/11/2010
2160. Places You'Ve Never Believed To Look 1/12/2010

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 ...

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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