Tom Berman

Rookie (25 Feb 1934 / Hronov Czechoslovakia)

Biography of Tom Berman

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. at Rutgers University and at M.I.T. I am married with one wife, three daughters, six granddaughters and a grandson. Most of my publications to date have been scientific but now and again I have had a poem appear in press or on the Web (Ariel, Voices Israel Anthology, Full Circle, Voices from Israel, Travelling (Tom Howard Antology): Poetry Webring Review, Ariga, Poeticdiversity, Poetry Super Highway, SubtleTea, The Coffee Press Journal, The Poetry Victims and elsewhere) . are still trying to dispose of my first book of poems (Shards, a Handful of Verse) . Presently, I am Editor in Chief of the annual Voices Israel Anthology.

Tom Berman's Works:

Shards, a Handful of Verse. Writers Club Press, iUniverse.2002 Updates

Writing My Autobiography

Am I
that figure
at the wrong end
of a telescope
into time past?

distanced memories
unrequited innocence
in a simplistic spring
a fingerpost
to a starker summer

I recall, now,
that telescopes
are used
by those
who gaze out
to the stars

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