David Berman Poems
- Snow Walking through a field with my little brother Seth I...
- Self-Portrait At 28 I know it's a bad title but I'm giving ...
- The Charm Of 5:30 It's too nice a day to read a novel set in ...
- Imagining Defeat She woke me up at dawn, her suitcase like a...
- Governors On Sominex It had been four days of no weather as ...
- The Broken Mirror My life is almost over; that's a ...
- Oh Where Where did you go, my dear, my day; Where, oh where,...
David Berman is an American poet, cartoonist, and singer-songwriter best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews.
David Berman was born January 4, 1967 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He attended high school at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas, before matriculating at the University of Virginia. While in Charlottesville, Virginia, Berman began writing and performing songs (often left on friends' voice message machines) with his loose band, Ectoslavia, primarily composed of UVA classmates Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich.
Upon graduation from the University of Virginia, the trio moved to Hoboken, New Jersey, where they shared an ... more »
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Walking through a field with my little brother Seth
I pointed to a place where kids had made angels in the snow.
For some reason, I told him that a troop of angels
had been shot and dissolved when they hit the ground.
He asked who had shot them and I said a farmer.
Then we were on the roof of the lake.
The ice looked like a photograph of water.
Why he asked. Why did he shoot them.
I didn't know where I was going with this.
They were on his property, I said.
When it's snowing, the outdoors seem like a room.
Today I traded ...