David Berman

(4 January 1967 / Williamsburg, Virginia)

David Berman Poems

1. Catallus Cx - A Translation 1/3/2012
2. End Of The Cruise 1/3/2012
3. Oh Where 1/3/2012
4. Coincidence 1/3/2012
5. The Ultimate 1/3/2012
6. And The Others 1/3/2012
7. The Moon 1/3/2012
8. Grace 1/3/2012
9. The Broken Mirror 1/3/2012
10. Governors On Sominex 1/13/2003
11. Imagining Defeat 1/13/2003
12. The Charm Of 5:30 1/13/2003
13. Snow 1/13/2003
14. Self-Portrait At 28 1/13/2003
Best Poem of David Berman

Self-Portrait At 28

I know it's a bad title
but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
on a day nearly canceled by sunlight
when the entire hill is approaching
the ideal of Virginia
brochured with goldenrod and loblolly
and I think "at least I have not woken up
with a bloody knife in my hand"
by then having absently wandered
one hundred yards from the house
while still seated in this chair
with my eyes closed.

It is a certain hill
the one I imagine when I hear the word "hill"
and if the apocalypse turns out
to be a world-wide nervous breakdown
if our five billion ...

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