Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,195 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

2721. Our Communal Fieldtrips Ot High Schools 4/29/2010
2722. Our Communal Fieldtrips To High Schools 4/29/2010
2723. The Name For Alma 4/29/2010
2724. Throughout The Skies 4/29/2010
2725. Somewhere 4/29/2010
2726. Zoetropes 4/29/2010
2727. This Fine And So Futile Reason 4/29/2010
2728. The Captains Of All Of Their Hours 4/29/2010
2729. Going Somewhere 4/29/2010
2730. The Long Slow Syrup Of A Stare 5/2/2010
2731. Stranger To Each Other 5/2/2010
2732. Their Littlest Kingdoms 5/2/2010
2733. Where No Flowers Can Grow 5/2/2010
2734. Like A Bleeding Painting 5/2/2010
2735. The Pretty Forts Of Her World 5/2/2010
2736. So Near To Me 5/2/2010
2737. The Mystifying Surface 5/2/2010
2738. How Girls Go Good With Boys 5/2/2010
2739. The Airplanes Are Almost Gone 5/2/2010
2740. Jack And His Stewardesses 5/2/2010
2741. The Headstones Of The Classrooms 5/2/2010
2742. Con Quien 5/2/2010
2743. In The Summer Green 5/3/2010
2744. Further Away Than Memory 5/3/2010
2745. The Bigger Half Of The Wishbone 5/3/2010
2746. Her Little Yellow Birdcage 5/3/2010
2747. The Teeth Of A Matador 5/3/2010
2748. Their Perfectly Contented Ennui 5/3/2010
2749. The Warmth Of Familiar Holidays 5/3/2010
2750. In The Warmth Of Familiar Holidays 5/3/2010
2751. The Guesses Of Innocent Children 5/3/2010
2752. Lonely Singer 5/3/2010
2753. The Only Feeling That I Can Feel 5/3/2010
2754. This Saturday 5/5/2010
2755. For A Long While 5/5/2010
2756. For As Many Hours 5/5/2010
2757. Woo 5/5/2010
2758. In The Weddings Of The Sea 5/5/2010
2759. Alma's Song 5/5/2010
2760. The Vines Of Another Sightless World 5/5/2010

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 ...

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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