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David Berman

(4 January 1967 / Williamsburg, Virginia)

And the Others


Some find The Light in literature;
Others in fine art,
And some persist in being sure
The Light shines in the heart.

Some find The Light in alcohol;
Some, in the sexual spark;
Some never find The Light at all
And make do with the dark,

And one might guess that these would be
A gloomy lot indeed,
But, no, The Light they never see
They think they do not need.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 03, 2012

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  • Rookie - 606 Points Mark R. Elias (8/26/2014 2:28:00 PM)

    A fine poem. When I read on MM that you'd joined PH I was thrilled - you graciously signed my copy of AA when I begged a roadie (I think?) to take it backstage at The Point, in Cardiff. Here's hoping for another book soon. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,053 Points Elena Sandu (3/28/2014 4:30:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing. I loved the peaceful way of pointing our the differences without pushing the finger towards right or wrong, could be the voice of a true heart songs of those who seem to be the light. (Report) Reply

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