Bergman, David. “Fortunate Light”, A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2013.
Sexuality and Love
The beauty of poetry is that it can go where other forms of literature cannot. With David Berman’s poems, we are taken back to time to confront so many memories with his poems leading us there. Berman looks sharply at life and tells us what he sees. I love reading poetry but I have a problem reviewing it because I take it so personally and in this collection, Bergman is both transcendent and transformative as he moves from tenderness to sexuality and back again. He has a sense of humor coupled with nostalgia and his poems make us smile as we take them in. They also cause us to think and reflect on our own lives and for me that is what literature is all about.