Daybreak in Alabama

"...Rising out of the ground like a swamp mist, and falling out of heaven like soft dew..."

Any Good Poem

Richard Berlin, MD, shares a poem, "Daybreak in Alabama," by Langston Hughes.

For more of the Any Good Poem series, see Beginning and War Stories.

Dr Berlin has been writing a poem about his experience of being a doctor every month for the past 23 years in Psychiatric TimesTM in a column called “Poetry of the Times.” He is instructor in psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.