Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

2761. The Flesh Of Your Shared Presence 4/18/2010
2762. Like Steaming Snails 4/18/2010
2763. When I Disappear 4/18/2010
2764. Quietest Of Songs 4/21/2010
2765. Even More Esoteric Rose 4/21/2010
2766. From My Zoetrope's Flickery Meadows 4/21/2010
2767. For As Long As Men Can Remember 4/21/2010
2768. The Suburbia We Have Done 4/21/2010
2769. How Happy I Am 4/21/2010
2770. Happy Birthdays 4/21/2010
2771. Red Meat Hearts 4/21/2010
2772. Diseases Of This World 4/21/2010
2773. Darkened School Yard 4/21/2010
2774. Michael And Heidi 4/21/2010
2775. Their Men To Bed On Time 4/21/2010
2776. However Far Away 4/21/2010
2777. The Gift Of All Of This Sun 4/21/2010
2778. Thesky Always Knows 4/21/2010
2779. Halfway Knew What I Mean 4/21/2010
2780. For Your Most Beautiful And Next In Line 4/21/2010
2781. This Lighthearted Responsibility 4/21/2010
2782. Of This Again 4/21/2010
2783. Wanting Her Memory 4/23/2010
2784. To The Pains Of Her Dance 4/23/2010
2785. How Beautifully The Church Rose 4/23/2010
2786. The Airplanes Going To Places They Cannot Explain 4/23/2010
2787. The Harmless Disney Worlds 4/23/2010
2788. That Can Never Be Found By All That Tourism 4/23/2010
2789. Like Cloud Buried Under The Stone 4/23/2010
2790. To Awaken And Go To School Tomorrow 4/28/2010
2791. Her Back On Me 4/29/2010
2792. An Untried And Untrue Song 4/29/2010
2793. Our Communal Fieldtrips Ot High Schools 4/29/2010
2794. Our Communal Fieldtrips To High Schools 4/29/2010
2795. The Name For Alma 4/29/2010
2796. Throughout The Skies 4/29/2010
2797. Somewhere 4/29/2010
2798. Zoetropes 4/29/2010
2799. This Fine And So Futile Reason 4/29/2010
2800. The Captains Of All Of Their Hours 4/29/2010

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

Romeo And Juliet's Wedding Vows

I will be thy chased rose and take thy name.
My heart will continue drumming its love for you the same;
And though thy mother and father mean nothing to me—
You are the sun rising over the bosom of my heart’s sea.
I will go with you hand in young hand
And be like your shadow roaming with you across the land.
In your eyes I see the myriad truths of my own soul
A kaleidoscope of sea shells in a pretty bowl—
To you, my love, I will always be true—
And that is why I say that I do—

To think that the very sun I saw last night should so ...

Read the full of Romeo And Juliet's Wedding Vows


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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