Robert Ronnow : Writing

Bad Movie

Bad Movie

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


We should have gone outside instead of watching oneof the sillier, senseless, meaningless movies it is possibleto rent or buy. Winter or not the field..
Lazy, Happy

Lazy, Happy

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


I woke up Saturday joyful at my body's triumphover virus, breathing again without pain and enjoyingwinter and the cold that keeps us sane and sober.Bu..
All the Worlds There Are

All the Worlds There Are

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Just watching raindrops slapping leavesis better than anything requiring electricityincluding fame and posterity. Mondaymorning I walk over to the art..
Lawn Party

Lawn Party

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


A robin hops, looks, pecks.Looks, hops, pecks.Pecks, looks, hops.
East Harlem to the Grand Tetons

East Harlem to the Grand Tetons

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


No words, oily body sweats, city summer.Desperate to get out and never return althoughstalled on Triborough Bridge I admired the skyline.My city, my d..
Born Again

Born Again

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


If, as they say, the cellsof the body are replaced every sevenyears, then I'm a new beingsince my sons were newborn.I have died and been rebornneither..
Home Schooling

Home Schooling

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


November and Aprilwhen the trees are first bare and last nakedhave become my favorite months. All the food eatenexcept last rose hips and earliest lee..
To the gods

To the gods

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


To the gods, the individual won't matter.But we've said No to that. Here, you count.Perhaps the gods, their tornadoes and weapons of mass terrorAre st..
The Shootist

The Shootist

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


In "The Shootist", J.B. Books is not feeling up to snuff.He has cancer. What are the concernsof a man dying.To diecommensurate with the way he lived h..
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..