Tom Berman

Rookie (25 Feb 1934 / Hronov Czechoslovakia)

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Tom Berman: I have been a member of Kibbutz Amiad in the Upper Galilee, Israel for over 50 years. I am a scientist (aquatic microbiology) and most of my research has been focused on the Sea of Galilee (known here as Lake Kinneret) . I grew up and attended school in Glasgow, Scotland having arrived there aged 5 from Czechoslovakia with the Kindertransport in 1939. Further education was in the U.S.... more »

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Time On My Shoulder

Time sits on my shoulder

Time looks at me in the mirror
measures me as I walk

Time rides my breath
inhaling exhaling

Time condenses
with the early morning mist
swirling on the roadway
Time rises with the thermals
of heated air in the fields
flying to the setting sun
Time cycles the seasons
of the years' progression
From whence to when?

I see the faces of all the clocks
Second and minute hands circle
Numbers click and change
The spring uncoils
The pendulum ...

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