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

  • (4/15/2019 9:52:00 AM)

    whats up ya'll my name is good stuff and need a friend OOOOF (Report)Reply

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  • (4/11/2019 12:36:00 PM)

    Wow I can’t wait to do it all to u (Report)Reply

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  • (4/8/2019 11:24:00 AM)

    So why were they on his property?
    Cliffhanger
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  • (4/8/2019 11:14:00 AM)

    At first when I read the title I didn't I would like it but then when I finally read the whole thing I thought it was very inspiring and really enjoyed it. Good Job to David Berman. :) (Report)Reply

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  • (4/2/2019 10:59:00 AM)

    this poem is so wonderful i could read it so many times.Good job David Borman! uwu (Report)Reply

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  • (2/6/2019 7:20:00 AM)

    imma break outta jail boissss (Report)Reply

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  • (2/6/2019 7:20:00 AM)

    this poem is the (Report)Reply

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  • (2/4/2019 12:21:00 PM)

    in my shed with there out x (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 4:19:00 PM)

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  • (1/24/2019 3:45:00 PM)

    Great poem but such a cliff hanger (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 3:41:00 PM)

    I fine work of poetry (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 3:36:00 PM)

    duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 3:35:00 PM)

    5000000000000000 money (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 3:34:00 PM)

    im going to break out of jail booooooiiiiiiisssss (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 3:32:00 PM)

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  • (1/24/2019 3:30:00 PM)

    Whats with all them comments boi? (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 3:09:00 PM)

    i am only a kid but, great job and when other people talk like they are report them it is really inspiring
    don't give up.p.s. i already thumbs downed all of the peoples who were being mean
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  • (1/24/2019 3:01:00 PM)

    Basketball it lit so I think that you should try it sometime! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 2:46:00 PM)

    I am deaddd boii because i got shot by ur mom (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 2:46:00 PM)

    first of all your calling me brown you racist (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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