of all human endeavor, may be the most astonishing. That it reminds
us of our true origin.
That the universe is not bounded in any direction. That we are
formed by darting fire, by grandeur.
Thespis, whom we refer to as the “father
of actors,” was in fact a poet seeking to have theater
people speak his words. The Bible, the Odyssey,
Comedy — all
are journeys in poetry. “The sun went down, and all the
ways grew dark.” But poetry in the Book
Beowulf illumines our human story, our epic songs in
The ramparts of the world roll apart. Poetry
puts them together. The seismic shifts in our time need a grand instrument
to describe our real condition. Only poetry can swim deeply enough
to reflect the nature of where we are.
Poems, for me, are a way of composing what
I might call love letters to my brothers and sisters with whom I
share the world. The source of everything is there — halls
and pillars, lightning and music — bringing us to where we
On this site you will
find selections from several recent
compilations of my poetry.
Welcome...and enjoy the journey!
— MARVIN SILBERSHER —