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Analysis and comments on The Charm Of 5:30 by David Berman

Comment 2 of 2, added on September 15th, 2007 at 8:09 AM.

Ah, isn't this sweet? The gravestones must be upset that I might be
expecting a visitor from London and the not-so-staggering one must be upset
that I've stopped expecting anything.

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Comment 1 of 2, added on September 15th, 2007 at 7:23 AM.

This kind of poem sticks in your mind and can make reference to it when you
experience that whatever feeling it emotes in you. Berman has a knack for
linguistic painting--so artfully casual about the genius he drops. He
compacts so many references to a time, a place, a history, a geography and
it is all his own, but he invites us to have a look around. It is
difficult to find _Actual Air_ in bookstores, so whenever possible, you
should request it. I feel like another book of poems from him is long
passed due. I hope this isn't the last. McSweeney's quarterly chose this
poem and that, I believe, is the last poetry book I have seen his name
appear. This poem is definitely one of my favorites in this book. I can
read it over and over. I hope you equally enjoy it.

Bella from United States

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Poet: David Berman
Poem: The Charm Of 5:30
Volume: Actual Air
Year: 1999
Added: Feb 21 2003
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