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Nowhere Near Morning, by Jeffrey. M Bernstein

Jeffrey Bernstein speaks directly to his readers in a poetic voice that is both raspy and wise. His wisdom is the weathered wisdom of a New Englander, and his poetry grabs you where you live, knocks on your door and invites you out to ponder the meaning of life at the local pub. (Available in our Lulu Bookstore as a Premium First Edition Chapbook or as an e-book in pdf or epub formats. It is also available for Kindle Readers directly from our Kindle Book Shelf.)

Nightfall, Full of Light, Poems by Jeff Bernstein

Nightfall, Full of Light by Jeff Bernstein places dappled flashes of vision against the darkness of the universe, small glimmers that hint at the grandeur of the whole.

Sample Poems by Jeff Bernstein

"Nightfall, Full of Light celebrates three generations in candid poems that are rich in sensual detail and tempered by the haunting sorrow of loss:


Is life like that as we age? As night
nears, don't search for shadows -
just feel the solids become liquids,
water turns to gas, all softly glow.

From instructions for eating crabs to meditations on fatherhood, the stories within these poems bring to light moments that will evoke a reader's own, formative experiences. I love the forthright, conversational language that gives this work such power!" -Geof Hewitt, Vermont Poetry Slam Champ and author of The Perfect Heart, New & Selected Poems (Mayapple Press, 2010)

"Jeff Bernstein's poems are free and alive; they are uniquely their own, but they belong to everyone; they both trouble and comfort; they are foreign yet familiar; they are ordinary and sublime; they embody and celebrate the corporeal authority all of us hold when we remember what it truly means to be alive. Nightfall, Full of Light is not a book you'll soon forget." -Juliet Patterson, author of Threnody and The Truant Lover

ISBN: 978-1625492586, 110 pages, $19.00

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Jeffrey Bernstein speaks directly to his readers in a poetic voice that is both raspy and wise. His wisdom is the weathered wisdom of a New Englander, and his poetry grabs you where you live, knocks on your door and invites you out to ponder the meaning of life at the local pub. (Available in our Lulu Bookstore as a Premium First Edition Chapbook or as an e-book in pdf or epub formats. It is also available for Kindle Readers directly from our Kindle Book Shelf.)

 

 

“Be with me, words, a little longer; you
have given me my quitclaim in the sun,
sealed shut my adolescent wounds, made light
of grownup troubles, turned to my advantage
what in most lives would be pure deficit,
and formed, of those I loved, more solid ghosts”

John Updike

My father taught those fortunate enough to know him about love, although he probably would not have described it that way. “Interior Music” attempts to make a few words do just that.