Robert Rorabeck

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

Robert Rorabeck Poems

3921. The Racecourses Of Everyday 2/24/2011
3922. For A Little While Everyday 2/24/2011
3923. The Tears She Sheds For Me 2/24/2011
3924. That For A Little While 2/24/2011
3925. Where I Have Thought 2/24/2011
3926. From The Sky You Left Behind 2/24/2011
3927. How It Happens 2/24/2011
3928. Just Another Unlucky Song 2/24/2011
3929. White Christmas 5/15/2007
3930. End This Nonsense 5/22/2007
3931. Promising Away Their Maybes 3/2/2011
3932. This Unfortunate This 3/2/2011
3933. This Alma 3/2/2011
3934. As If A Lion 3/2/2011
3935. The Meadows Of Her Dreams 3/2/2011
3936. How It Seems 3/2/2011
3937. Tearless Joys 3/2/2011
3938. Tears Of Its Canal 3/2/2011
3939. Penumbras Of Illegal Architectures 3/2/2011
3940. The Lips Of My Bed 3/2/2011
3941. Perfections Of Flames 3/2/2011
3942. Never Dreams 3/9/2011
3943. Into Her Yard 3/9/2011
3944. Candelabrums For Seahorses 3/9/2011
3945. The Nudity Of A Drowsy Opulence 3/9/2011
3946. My Very Own Heart 3/9/2011
3947. Halfway Home 3/9/2011
3948. Making Belief 3/9/2011
3949. In Illusions Such As This 3/9/2011
3950. Inside A Schoolyard Of Pearlescent Shells 3/9/2011
3951. Who Has Forgotten How To Fly 3/9/2011
3952. Honchos 6/18/2007
3953. My Gallant Stuff 3/15/2011
3954. The Airplanes Are Touching Down 3/15/2011
3955. In The Grass 3/15/2011
3956. What They Have Become 3/15/2011
3957. The Forgotten Playgrounds Of Yesterday 3/15/2011
3958. A Thought In Their Bones 3/15/2011
3959. In The Airy Heavens 3/15/2011
3960. Getting Up 3/15/2011

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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