Robert Ronnow : Writing

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..
Election Day

Election Day

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


This autumn morning with the birds waking upand the leaves changing is Election Day. I meetJane Trichter on the downtown subway and discussHenry's ups..
 Courage

Courage

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


It takes some courage to eat a legume's fruitknowing what is known of each poisonous partof the locust (although the flowers may be frittered).What's ..
Silence of winter

Silence of winter

A Poem by Robert Ronnow


Silence of winterdistant from all but my sexual contactsher bedroom nightsand day friendsmemory of my independence vanishing dreamholding on to it, my..