David Lehman

(June 11, 1948 / New York City)

David Lehman Poems

1. May 8 1/13/2003
2. July 12 1/13/2003
3. May 26 1/13/2003
4. The Matador of Metaphor 6/25/2015
5. October 12 1/13/2003
6. Maximism 1/13/2003
7. October 16 1/13/2003
8. 08/22/08 12/11/2014
9. July 10 1/13/2003
10. March 1 1/13/2003
11. Ninth Inning 1/13/2003
12. Operation Memory 1/13/2003
13. January 31 (The Sky Is Crumbling...) 1/13/2003
14. June 6 1/13/2003
15. June 19 1/13/2003
16. March 30 1/13/2003
17. To The Author Of Glare 1/13/2003
18. January 24 1/13/2003
19. November 6 1/13/2003
20. To William Holden 1/13/2003
21. January 2 1/13/2003
22. April 21 1/13/2003
23. December 14 1/13/2003
24. January 3 1/13/2003
25. Wittgenstein's Ladder 1/13/2003
26. Eleventh Hour 1/13/2003
27. Tenth Commandment 1/13/2003
28. August 15 1/13/2003
29. April 26 1/13/2003
30. January 1 1/13/2003
31. April 24 1/13/2003
32. The Shield Of A Greeting 1/13/2003
33. Pc 1/13/2003
34. The Left Bank 1/13/2003
35. Shake The Superflux! 1/13/2003
36. Big Hair 1/13/2003
37. June 11 1/13/2003
38. September 22 1/13/2003
39. Ode To Modern Art 1/13/2003
40. January 31 1/13/2003
Best Poem of David Lehman

When A Woman Loves A Man

When she says Margarita she means Daiquiri.
When she says quixotic she means mercurial.
And when she says, "I'll never speak to you again,"
she means, "Put your arms around me from behind
as I stand disconsolate at the window."

He's supposed to know that.

When a man loves a woman he is in New York and she is in Virginia
or he is in Boston, writing, and she is in New York, reading,
or she is wearing a sweater and sunglasses in Balboa Park and he
is raking leaves in Ithaca
or he is driving to East Hampton and she is standing disconsolate
at the window...

Read the full of When A Woman Loves A Man

May 8

700 francs will get you $109.91
on this muggy May afternoon
which is good to know since
I just found 700 francs in my wallet
while Dinah Washington was singing
"My Old Flame" I was thinking of where
I was with Glen when Allen Ginsberg died
and if I could relax for one hour
if I knew what that felt like

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