David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,162 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

441. Riff On Colleen Courtney's Love Without Sex 3/22/2014
442. Riff On Come Dance Wiiith Me 2/17/2013
443. Riff On David Lewis Paget's Fine 'The Mudlarks' 4/28/2013
444. Riff On Death Comes Knocking 2/14/2013
445. Riff On Diane Hines Cretaceous Squirrels 10/21/2013
446. Riff On Diane Hines, To Love A Tree 10/23/2013
447. Riff On Dijuana's Giving Names 4/12/2014
448. Riff On Dijuana's Poem On Anais Nin 3/29/2014
449. Riff On Dr. Aggarwal's 'The Battered Wife.' 4/28/2013
450. Riff On Eileen's Tempting Mistress 5/20/2014
451. Riff On Eileen's Twin Souls 4/17/2014
452. Riff On Ely Funky Boots' Rare Flower 7/6/2014
453. Riff On Emily Martin's 'Crush.' 4/26/2013
454. Riff On Eustacia's Gypsy 5/27/2014
455. Riff On Finney's Loons 5/17/2014
456. Riff On Gagnan Mishra's I Only Need 6/3/2014
457. Riff On Gajanan Mishra Poem, 'Wife Is Trouble; Shoot Her.' 3/23/2013
458. Riff On Gajanan Mishra True Poem 2/17/2013
459. Riff On Gajanan Mishra’s 'Girl' 6/23/2013
460. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's Drama Style 5/21/2013
461. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's Fine Poem: 'Of Human Bondage.' 4/30/2013
462. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's 'No Friend' 4/16/2013
463. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's The Poet In Decline 7/31/2013
464. Riff On Hope At The Dentiist 7/28/2014
465. Riff On Ima Ryma's One Last Gift 1/8/2013
466. Riff On Ima Rym's Lovely And Clever Penguins 8/14/2013
467. Riff On Jesus James Llorico's Old Woman 4/4/2013
468. Riff On Johm Mccullough's Fine Personal Calls 7/8/2013
469. Riff On Julie Prince And Princess 3/29/2014
470. Riff On Julie's Cerebral Adultery 5/27/2014
471. Riff On Julie's Frayed Harvard T-Shirt 4/21/2014
472. Riff On Julie's Pushy Men 4/7/2014
473. Riff On Kelly Seale's After You'Ve Gone 3/12/2013
474. Riff On Kimberly's Poem Self-Reflection 4/3/2014
475. Riff On Lainey's Feathers 5/8/2014
476. Riff On Lainey's Undercurrent. 9/24/2014
477. Riff On Marcus Mckinley Poem 7/10/2013
478. Riff On Mary Ann's Lament 6/11/2014
479. Riff On Modinul Ahsan 'Wait Till I Come' 7/17/2013
480. Riff On Mpho Leteng's Don'T Stand Aroubd My Grave And Weep 5/2/2013
Best Poem of David McLansky

in Praise Of Older Women

Give me not
Your nubile girls
Experts on the course of life,
Whose baby cheeks
Unshadowed eyes
Bespeak the fact
They've never cried.

Give to me
A love of sorrow
Whose flesh has known
Fear of tomorrow;
Whose hands have shaken
With life's knowledge
Never gained
By years of college.

Give to me
A love whose sated
Scores of lovers
Proved ill-fated,
Grateful for the touch
That brings
The revival of
Youth's fateful Spring.

Give me not
Your heart unbroken,
The n'er betrayed
By words unspoken,
Who never ...

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Shakespeare In Love

To me my beauty you never shall be old,
Though Time shall scourge your fragile shield of flesh;
I balm those wounds as Time's cruel lash does scold,
And heal his welts, your loveliness refreshed;
For in my love are herbs of powers rare
Restoring as harsh Time does take away,
My eyes, your mirror, chastening your despair,
Reflecting forth you've aged not yet a day;
Take comfort then within this frame of youth:

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