David Berman

(4 January 1967 / Williamsburg, Virginia)

Snow - Poem by David Berman

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 hellos with my neighbor.
Our voices hung close in the new acoustics.
A room with the walls blasted to shreds and falling.

We returned to our shoveling, working side by side in silence.


But why were they on his property, he asked.


Comments about Snow by David Berman

  • (6/14/2018 9:27:00 PM)


    I like this alot i vibe with it (Report) Reply

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  • (5/15/2018 4:42:00 PM)


    hey you are adopted and a mistake (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2018 1:58:00 PM)


    Your all going down town, yee stupied. (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2018 1:56:00 PM)


    to console computer, Fortnite is better on PC. (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2018 9:38:00 AM)


    suck my babies looking as i will your sister big and eat her (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2018 7:24:00 AM)


    yeah why is this a poem going back to play some fortnite battle royal on xbox add me boyz the real cuber5 boyz add me now! ! (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2018 7:45:00 AM)


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  • (3/27/2018 9:18:00 AM)


    stop being stupid guys
    this poem is confusing anyways, don't understand a thing he's trying to say.
    (Report) Reply

    (4/9/2018 3:39:00 PM)

    Your stupid

  • (3/14/2018 10:40:00 AM)


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  • (3/14/2018 8:54:00 AM)


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  • (3/4/2018 1:54:00 AM)


    The pace and the narration feel like it's asking us to reminisce. Reminisce about a time when you were young and the world was filled with such wonder! We were free to wander and wonder about and come up with our own answers for this world to questions that made no sense, but felt right to answer.

    Maybe it's not about figuring out if the story has a beginning or end. Maybe it's about remembering our journey and not losing sight of the path.

    I like it: D
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/3/2018 2:41:00 AM)


    ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2018 2:10:00 PM)


    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2018 1:38:00 PM)


    hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2018 1:37:00 PM)


    This is so goooood and sad at the same time (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2018 12:29:00 PM)


    what inspired you to write Snow (Report) Reply

  • (2/26/2018 3:34:00 PM)


    is this personification, (Report) Reply

  • (2/21/2018 9:59:00 PM)


    But why were they on his property, he asked- - -Thanks for sharing- -congrats- - (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry James Mclain (2/21/2018 6:50:00 PM)


    One poem and ten different ways to interpret it.. James McLain (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (2/21/2018 6:46:00 PM)


    Sounds like she really didn't know where she was going with this... gotta admit I don't know either. Now the thing is bumping against a couple of my brain cells asking its puzzle to be solved... aha! I think she had a grudge against that farmer and wanted to turn the boy against him.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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