Robert Creeley

(1926-2005 / United States)

Robert Creeley Poems

1. The Rain 1/13/2003
2. The Mirror 1/13/2003
3. A Form Of Women 1/13/2003
4. I Know A Man 1/13/2003
5. America 1/13/2003
6. Something 1/13/2003
7. The Carnival 1/13/2003
8. Zero 1/13/2003
9. Water Music 1/13/2003
10. The Conspiracy 1/13/2003
11. The Innocence 1/13/2003
12. The Warning 1/13/2003
13. The Way 1/13/2003
14. Love 1/13/2003
15. A Token 1/13/2003
16. Myself 1/13/2003
17. Kore 1/13/2003
18. Age 1/13/2003
19. A Song 1/13/2003
20. Song 1/13/2003
21. Clemente's Images 1/13/2003
22. A Wicker Basket 1/13/2003
23. Four Days In Vermont 1/13/2003
24. Other 1/13/2003
25. A Marriage 4/19/2010
26. For Love 4/19/2010
27. Self-Portrait 4/19/2010
28. Inside My Head 4/19/2010
29. For No Clear Reason 4/19/2010
30. The Rhythm 4/19/2010
31. The Sentence 4/19/2010
32. Somewhere 4/19/2010
33. The Rescue 4/19/2010
34. The Immoral Proposition 4/19/2010
35. The Language 4/19/2010
36. The Pattern 4/19/2010
37. The Door (I) 4/19/2010
38. The Window 4/19/2010
39. The Pool 4/19/2010
40. Yesterdays 4/19/2010
Best Poem of Robert Creeley

The Rain

All night the sound had
come back again,
and again falls
this quite, persistent rain.

What am I to myself
that must be remembered,
insisted upon
so often? Is it

that never the ease,
even the hardness,
of rain falling
will have for me

something other than this,
something not so insistent--
am I to be locked in this
final uneasiness.

Love, if you love me,
lie next to me.
Be for me, like rain,
the getting out

of the tiredness, the fatuousness, the semi-
lust of intentional indifference.
Be wet
with a decent ...

Read the full of The Rain

The Warning

For love-I would
split open your head and put
a candle in
behind the eyes.

Love is dead in us
if we forget
the virtues of an amulet
and quick surprise.

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