Robert Rorabeck

Rookie - 185 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Through The Anonymity of The Loams


Proud filters of cowboys and
Boyscouts moving the herds and mowing the yards,
Crushing scuppernongs into wine,
And watching the terrapin disappear, retracting their
Senses into a mossy rouse,
The cormorants down the rows from them like mailboxes
At the hair lips of caesuras,
As the gladness of overeager foams- and the girls
Ride the ponies far back into the storage rooms of
Orchards until they find each other kissing
Themselves and spilling over the
Variegated paper cuts that lay corrugated like nourishing
Crops upon which the fat and sated bellies of rattlesnakes
Make indistinguishable patterns,
As if the spilling of discarded foreskins or weathervanes
Through the anonymity of the loams.

Submitted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Through The Anonymity of The Loams by Robert Rorabeck )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

O World! O Life! O Time!
On whose last steps I climb,
Trembling at that where I had stood before;
When will return the glory of your prime?
No more -Oh, never more!

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Passion and Risks, UMBELINA FROTA Linhares Pime ..
  2. Snip!, Lawrence Beck
  3. Today I learned that I am an orphan - Th.., Dee Jay
  4. To Glorify Jesus, Tom Zart
  5. I only scribed dirge but she killed thee.., Sir Toby Moses
  6. I only scribed a dirge but she killed th.., Sir Toby Moses
  7. Imitation., Tony Adah
  8. Stupid Wife, kassem oude
  9. Suicide Note., Tony Adah
  10. Everything Nothing, Ruby Honeytip
[Hata Bildir]