Snow Poem by David Berman

Snow

Rating: 3.7


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 OF THE POEM
Terry Craddock 01 April 2015

Shooting Visiting Angels farmers got a gun everybody neighbours run everybody runs except trusting angels; a troop of angels shoot in the snow left are white snow angel's shapes left as silhouette shadows are snow angels where their angel bodies dissolved; where they falling hit fallen snow angels blessings from heaven iced out in a farmer's field below a farmer shoot visiting angels; like a flock of visiting geese because they were on his property but why were they on his property to bestow seasonal blessings; blessings from heaven ever notice how some people shoot their blessings shot all to hell; Copyright © Terence George Craddock Written in April 2015 on the 2.4.2015. Inspired by the poem 'Snow' by David Berman. Dedicated to David Berman.

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Heaven 12 January 2018

I really liked your poem??

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Heaven 12 January 2018

I really liked your poem??

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Heaven 12 January 2018

I really liked your poem??

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Douglas Scotney 01 April 2015

Aah! the challenge that facts pose to the lyrical poet

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latoya 18 January 2021

i honestly think that 2 of them are dead because over the lake where they were it would give off a reflection but not just any reflection a reflection thats faded and distorted reasons being water is in constant motion and the ice sheet would have a textured layer

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Yelena 13 January 2021

yes, its really sounds like a robot (((

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Thankappan Rajamma 18 December 2020

Lokathile Ettavum Valiya Nashicha Pottakavitha Kanikandu Ente Divasam Kolammakkithannathinu Orupadu Deshyam Niranja Karyanga lAriyichukollunnu....

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Write your name 07 December 2020

" 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." Wow, wHaT a gReAt pOeM

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pp poopooayaaaapapi 01 December 2020

very cool poem its nice and cool

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