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. March 30 1/13/2003
13. To The Author Of Glare 1/13/2003
14. January 24 1/13/2003
15. June 19 1/13/2003
16. June 6 1/13/2003
17. January 31 (The Sky Is Crumbling...) 1/13/2003
18. November 6 1/13/2003
19. To William Holden 1/13/2003
20. January 2 1/13/2003
21. April 21 1/13/2003
22. December 14 1/13/2003
23. January 3 1/13/2003
24. Wittgenstein's Ladder 1/13/2003
25. August 15 1/13/2003
26. Eleventh Hour 1/13/2003
27. Tenth Commandment 1/13/2003
28. April 26 1/13/2003
29. January 1 1/13/2003
30. April 24 1/13/2003
31. The Shield Of A Greeting 1/13/2003
32. Pc 1/13/2003
33. The Left Bank 1/13/2003
34. Shake The Superflux! 1/13/2003
35. Big Hair 1/13/2003
36. June 11 1/13/2003
37. September 22 1/13/2003
38. Ode To Modern Art 1/13/2003
39. January 31 1/13/2003
40. Operation Memory 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...

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A Quick One Before I Go

There comes a time in every man's life
when he thinks: I have never had a single
original thought in my life
including this one & therefore I shall
eliminate all ideas from my poems
which shall consist of cats, rice, rain
baseball cards, fire escapes, hanging plants
red brick houses where I shall give up booze
and organized religion even if it means

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