Robert Ronnow : Writing

The Shape of Jazz to Come

The Shape of Jazz to Come

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Is war coming? Are we headed for another crazy cataclysm?My sons, draft age. Only now can I appreciate the painso sharp it drains the color from one's..
Chainsaw Certified

Chainsaw Certified

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


I'm dead. Unlike Frost and Yeatsnothing I've said will be remembered.Unlike Roosevelt and Lincolnnothing I'm thinking will win the war.I'm going to go..
Brilliance

Brilliance

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


What a city I murmur to myself looking at its map.We approached the city known as Dis,with its vast army and its burdened citizens.At last we reached ..
Lonely Bagel

Lonely Bagel

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Lonely bagelLoneliness bagelThe bagel of lonelinessTogetherness bagelThe bagel of being togetherBagel of belonging
Numerous Blue Notes

Numerous Blue Notes

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


1Sitting, trying to write, nothingcomes to me. Nothing is what it'll have to be.Over the weekend and immediatelyfollowing the election demonstrations ..
Motel Room

Motel Room

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Motel room, U.S. map made of license plateseverything I need for a week is here, king-size bed, microwave, fridge, tv, hot platethe carpet's pretty cl..
 Insignificance

 Insignificance

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Late in life I struggle against my insignificanceWhen I should enjoy the freedom from performance before an audience.Applause is happiness but if they..
Jack's Time Out

Jack's Time Out

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


What luxury to get madabout last night's basketball lossand watch the full moon descendingat the speed the earth turns.Things could get worsepersonall..
I can clean. I can drive.

I can clean. I can drive.

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Plenty of sleep, no more tv, the wars in the Middle Eastare resource wars, disguised as religious debates.So Dad would say.A beautiful winter day, hun..
Homework

Homework

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Moby Dick, geometry, physics.Study every subject everyday.Homework is an indicator of future success.Success is not necessarily happiness but it helps..

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