Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

2681. For All Of This Time 4/17/2010
2682. These Sweetest 4/17/2010
2683. How You Might Cry For Me 4/17/2010
2684. For Nothing But 4/17/2010
2685. Yet Sweet Harems 4/17/2010
2686. Through The Transoms 4/17/2010
2687. To Other Women 4/17/2010
2688. The New Accidents Of These Tourisms 4/17/2010
2689. Her Shadow-Skinned Heart 4/17/2010
2690. My Resting Body 4/17/2010
2691. On Her Amber Body 4/17/2010
2692. From The Beds Of Ambiguous Tenements 4/17/2010
2693. These Unobtainable Delights 4/17/2010
2694. Into The Rich Classes Where They Belonged 4/17/2010
2695. So Far Above The Equator 4/17/2010
2696. From The Pressing Conflagrations 4/18/2010
2697. The Weather In Which He Comes 4/18/2010
2698. Over The Fluted Bones 4/18/2010
2699. Well Before She Could Even Say 4/18/2010
2700. For Lovers In A Feathery Rain 4/18/2010
2701. Over Neighborhoods Like Yours 4/18/2010
2702. The Sounds To My Sorrows 4/18/2010
2703. The Beautiful Chains Of Mountains 4/18/2010
2704. With The Same Beautiful Eyes 4/18/2010
2705. In The Seances That I Cannot Understand 4/18/2010
2706. The Starvations Of Your Hopeless Supper Times 4/18/2010
2707. The Flesh Of Your Shared Presence 4/18/2010
2708. Like Steaming Snails 4/18/2010
2709. When I Disappear 4/18/2010
2710. Quietest Of Songs 4/21/2010
2711. Even More Esoteric Rose 4/21/2010
2712. From My Zoetrope's Flickery Meadows 4/21/2010
2713. For As Long As Men Can Remember 4/21/2010
2714. The Suburbia We Have Done 4/21/2010
2715. How Happy I Am 4/21/2010
2716. Happy Birthdays 4/21/2010
2717. Red Meat Hearts 4/21/2010
2718. Diseases Of This World 4/21/2010
2719. Darkened School Yard 4/21/2010
2720. Michael And Heidi 4/21/2010

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

  • 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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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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