Robert Ronnow : Writing

Watching Homer Struggle

Watching Homer Struggle

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Watching Homer struggleto explain how a god wounded by a mortalcannot die but may thereafter live with minor painand the humor when that godcomplains ..
We Like Trees

We Like Trees

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


We like trees.Rocks. Crows.Trees are good.Shade. Food. Wood.If they leave,we'll leave, too.Snow. How comesome there, none here.Sun can killor be fun.G..
When Peg Laughs Like Liz

When Peg Laughs Like Liz

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


When Peg laughs like Lizdeep woman-hearted laugheating beef jerky on Mesa Verdethe good hearts and smarts of womencome back to me, not guessingany bet..
Who should I thank?

Who should I thank?

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


You may feel about the planet whatyou feel about a great baseball team or band:that once there was a moment when, unknownto us at the time, we convene..
Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Last night's Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire, not starring Adam Sandler,great in the great tradition of Metropolis, Fellini, Children of Paradise, Ik..
Words for Birds

Words for Birds

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


First person singular prohibited. In orderto be more crow.War! war! war! war! war!Then there's that lowland wetland birdaround the stunted red pines c..
World Order

World Order

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Financiers feel superior to farmersand pundits have it over poets.All to the good because if you think America'sdoing just fine, don't skip to the poe..
The World Without the Self

The World Without the Self

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Between conjecture and classification there isobservation, experiment, data (collection and analysis),statistics, calculus, and a good guessabout God'..
The Writer Working Hard

The Writer Working Hard

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


This morning I put the apostrophe inand this afternoon I took it out.Oscar Wilde's comic witabout the writer working hard.Revision has lately become t..
Year Million

Year Million

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Standing at back of cafeteria during youth basketball awards ceremonyThis is my community."What you do may not seem important but it is very important..