1. Berman, David. "Snow," Actual Air. New York: Open City Books. 1999. 5.
This poem can be found here http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/039.html
2. This is a contemporary poem that I like very much. The meaning is pretty self evident. It's about two brothers walking in the snow. The older of the two is trying to answer his younger brother's questions about the origins of snow angels and gives a somewhat fantastical explanation. The poem also describes the outdoors during a snowstorm and seems to effectively capture the all around feel one experiences when they are young and have a snowday off from school.
3. What I like about this poem is how the speaker goes back and forth between his explanation of the untimely demise of the snow angels and his own descriptions on the effect snow has on nature. It's almost as if the speaker's own thoughts keep getting interrupted by his little brother's ever present curiosity. This poem also demonstrates what David Berman does best, which in my opinion is being able to present the idiosyncratic absurdity of every small moment in life.
4. In terms of form, "Snow" doesn't really remind me of anything we've read so far in class. It obviously doesn't really adhere to any of the rigorous poetic rules exemplified by the much older poetry we've read in class. Although they're about completely different things, "Snow" reminds me a little bit of "Morning" by Billy Collins. This is because both poems present unique points of view towards some of the more minute aspects of life.