David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,564 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

441. Riff On A Walk On A Scottish Beach 4/20/2013
442. Riff On Allen Steble's 'There's A Fire Burning In My Eyes's 5/15/2013
443. Riff On Andrew Latham's Lamenting Angels 2/24/2014
444. Riff On Belfast Dave's Guinness Is Good For You 2/5/2014
445. Riff On Birches By Robert Frost 6/22/2015
446. Riff On Blackbird's Causality 7/10/2014
447. Riff On Blackbird's Comment On Plants On My Grave 3/30/2014
448. Riff On Bruce's Post Card Love Affairs 7/26/2014
449. Riff On Colleen Courtney's Love Without Sex 3/22/2014
450. Riff On Come Dance Wiiith Me 2/17/2013
451. Riff On David Lewis Paget's Fine 'The Mudlarks' 4/28/2013
452. Riff On Death Comes Knocking 2/14/2013
453. Riff On Diane Hines Cretaceous Squirrels 10/21/2013
454. Riff On Diane Hines, To Love A Tree 10/23/2013
455. Riff On Dijuana's Giving Names 4/12/2014
456. Riff On Dijuana's Poem On Anais Nin 3/29/2014
457. Riff On Dr. Aggarwal's 'The Battered Wife.' 4/28/2013
458. Riff On Eileen's Tempting Mistress 5/20/2014
459. Riff On Eileen's Twin Souls 4/17/2014
460. Riff On Ely Funky Boots' Rare Flower 7/6/2014
461. Riff On Emily Martin's 'Crush.' 4/26/2013
462. Riff On Eustacia's Gypsy 5/27/2014
463. Riff On Finney's Loons 5/17/2014
464. Riff On Gagnan Mishra's I Only Need 6/3/2014
465. Riff On Gajanan Mishra Poem, 'Wife Is Trouble; Shoot Her.' 3/23/2013
466. Riff On Gajanan Mishra True Poem 2/17/2013
467. Riff On Gajanan Mishra’s 'Girl' 6/23/2013
468. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's Drama Style 5/21/2013
469. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's Fine Poem: 'Of Human Bondage.' 4/30/2013
470. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's 'No Friend' 4/16/2013
471. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's The Poet In Decline 7/31/2013
472. Riff On Hope At The Dentiist 7/28/2014
473. Riff On Ima Ryma's One Last Gift 1/8/2013
474. Riff On Ima Rym's Lovely And Clever Penguins 8/14/2013
475. Riff On Jesus James Llorico's Old Woman 4/4/2013
476. Riff On Johm Mccullough's Fine Personal Calls 7/8/2013
477. Riff On Julie Prince And Princess 3/29/2014
478. Riff On Julie's Cerebral Adultery 5/27/2014
479. Riff On Julie's Frayed Harvard T-Shirt 4/21/2014
480. Riff On Julie's Pushy Men 4/7/2014
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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The Cloak

The Cloak

Give to me
Your web of sorrow
And I will weave it
On the morrow
Into a cloth of shimmering gold
Interlaced with spells of old,
Chants against the days of sadness,
Armor for the days of madness;
Protecting hearts not meant to be
Stunned by life's harsh threnody.

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