Robert Ronnow : Writing

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..
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..