Robert Ronnow : Writing

Good at Marketing

Good at Marketing

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Dad said I'd be good at marketingsince I like making lists. Classifyingthe woods and herbs, jazz tunes, poets' poems and poems for peopleand I've also..
Wetland Song

Wetland Song

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


The April morning's quietand so is the November.Wherever people outnumber treesor the dominant cover typeis unquiet. Nothing wrong with that.Walt got ..
White Waits

White Waits

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Rather than put myself in the sky which is socomplete with blue and clouds, I make a spacein a line of people climbing a trail in the mountains.All ni..
Gently unexpressed

Gently unexpressed

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Spring. Same plants, same order.Monday morning, open for business.Tractor-trailers, day care centers.Every leaf that's coming out is out.To tonight's ..
Under Mummy Mountain

Under Mummy Mountain

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Aspen, ponderosa pine, blue sprucepink glacier-cut rock, scree, ravensgray jay, peregrine falcon, hawk.We climb to 11,000 feet in three days,camp at L..
Rhodora in Winter

Rhodora in Winter

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Rhodora in winter, capsule like a claw,remains of the 5-part flower Emerson saw,gone to seed. Deciduous trees and shrubshave their own winter beauty a..
A Gun in Every Home

A Gun in Every Home

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Two fine films: The Lost City and Blood Diamond.I joined Blood Diamond during a village massacreand said to my wife A gun in every home.Those devils w..
Peace Out

Peace Out

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


I can't blame the teenage girl for being forward,then passive aggressive. It shouldn't make one angry;she has her interests and that which bores her.O..
Reverse Gestation

Reverse Gestation

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Cold, a killing coldis the best defense against aliens. And viruses, bacteriaare our friends.Perfect rest, perfect motion.Another autumn, another elec..
The Real Turtle Soup

The Real Turtle Soup

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


It's only a paper-machemoon, they say, too cool,too full of interstellar spaceto sympathize or care aboutlovers, kings and fools.Or is it? According t..