Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,259 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

3921. Into A Place 12/25/2010
3922. Returned To Me 12/25/2010
3923. Of Those Unfortunates' Dinnertime 1/13/2011
3924. The Sea A Mightier Retinue 1/13/2011
3925. With Fathomless Kisses 1/13/2011
3926. Knowing How To Swim 1/13/2011
3927. In A Thousand Blankets 1/13/2011
3928. The Young Mother's Nocturnal Eye 1/13/2011
3929. The Young Mother's Nocturnal Eyes 1/13/2011
3930. Just Thus 1/13/2011
3931. To Make-Believe 1/13/2011
3932. To Make Believe 1/13/2011
3933. The Many Canals 1/13/2011
3934. On Her Way Home 1/13/2011
3935. The Only Gods They Can Understand 1/23/2011
3936. The Festivals Of A Lighthouse At Christmas 1/23/2011
3937. The Fairytales Of Stewardesses 1/23/2011
3938. The Voices Singing 1/23/2011
3939. Even If They Never Make It 1/23/2011
3940. From Mexico 1/23/2011
3941. The Mountains In The Distance 1/23/2011
3942. Useless 1/23/2011
3943. In A Soft And Vibrant Rain 1/30/2011
3944. For Another Makebelieve World 1/30/2011
3945. A School Their Souls Will Never Attend 1/30/2011
3946. Singing As She Curses 1/30/2011
3947. Or All Alone 1/30/2011
3948. From The Crepescule 1/30/2011
3949. Like Glass Blowers 1/30/2011
3950. Incomprehensible 1/30/2011
3951. How The Moon Steals Her Light 1/30/2011
3952. That No Man Can Touch 1/30/2011
3953. In Their Unabashed Visage 2/3/2011
3954. Of His Grayer Love 2/3/2011
3955. After It Is Almost Done 2/3/2011
3956. The Midnight Sky 2/3/2011
3957. The Wishes Of Lucky Change 2/3/2011
3958. Like Tears 2/3/2011
3959. My Stalwart Metamorphosis 2/3/2011
3960. The Far Distant World 2/8/2011

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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