Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

2761. Throughout The Skies 4/29/2010
2762. Somewhere 4/29/2010
2763. Zoetropes 4/29/2010
2764. This Fine And So Futile Reason 4/29/2010
2765. The Captains Of All Of Their Hours 4/29/2010
2766. Going Somewhere 4/29/2010
2767. The Long Slow Syrup Of A Stare 5/2/2010
2768. Stranger To Each Other 5/2/2010
2769. Their Littlest Kingdoms 5/2/2010
2770. Where No Flowers Can Grow 5/2/2010
2771. Like A Bleeding Painting 5/2/2010
2772. The Pretty Forts Of Her World 5/2/2010
2773. So Near To Me 5/2/2010
2774. The Mystifying Surface 5/2/2010
2775. How Girls Go Good With Boys 5/2/2010
2776. The Airplanes Are Almost Gone 5/2/2010
2777. Jack And His Stewardesses 5/2/2010
2778. The Headstones Of The Classrooms 5/2/2010
2779. Con Quien 5/2/2010
2780. In The Summer Green 5/3/2010
2781. Further Away Than Memory 5/3/2010
2782. The Bigger Half Of The Wishbone 5/3/2010
2783. Her Little Yellow Birdcage 5/3/2010
2784. The Teeth Of A Matador 5/3/2010
2785. Their Perfectly Contented Ennui 5/3/2010
2786. The Warmth Of Familiar Holidays 5/3/2010
2787. In The Warmth Of Familiar Holidays 5/3/2010
2788. The Guesses Of Innocent Children 5/3/2010
2789. Lonely Singer 5/3/2010
2790. The Only Feeling That I Can Feel 5/3/2010
2791. This Saturday 5/5/2010
2792. For A Long While 5/5/2010
2793. For As Many Hours 5/5/2010
2794. Woo 5/5/2010
2795. In The Weddings Of The Sea 5/5/2010
2796. Alma's Song 5/5/2010
2797. The Vines Of Another Sightless World 5/5/2010
2798. Into My Arms 5/5/2010
2799. The Amber Beacons 5/5/2010
2800. If You Cannot Still Save Me 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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