David McLansky

Freshman - 839 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

481. Just Wait Until I Sober Up (A Riff) 12/30/2012
482. Just One Last Cigarette 5/6/2013
483. June 4th Tiananmen 6/4/2013
484. Jumper On The Bridge, Paris. 5/24/2014
485. Julie As Job 4/11/2014
486. Julia's Song Ii 4/24/2014
487. Julia's Song 4/22/2014
488. Julia Poem 4/22/2014
489. Judy K. When We Were Very Young 11/1/2013
490. Joy's Stay With Me 3/12/2014
491. Journey's End 1/8/2014
492. Joseph Weary 3/27/2014
493. Jesus In The Dungeon 3/24/2014
494. Jemina On Her Honeymoon Cruise 3/30/2014
495. I'Ve Had Enough Of Death 4/23/2013
496. Ironic Nights 5/1/2014
497. Irish Protest 3/19/2013
498. Inspector Clouseau 1/13/2013
499. Ingratitude 2/5/2014
500. In The Beginning 11/15/2013
501. In Praise Of Myspace 9/4/2013
502. In Memory Of Pete Seeger 1/28/2014
503. In Memory Of Kay Borth 8/27/2013
504. In Memory Of Frances Weston 9/10/2014
505. In Memory Of A Friend On The Internet 2/8/2014
506. In Memory Of Lainey's Dog 2/19/2014
507. In Defense 1/10/2013
508. In Barron's Bookstore, A Riff On Iris Blue's English Sonnet 8/20/2013
509. I'M Grateful For The Love That You Have Shown -new- 4/17/2015
510. Il Faut Oublier 4/28/2014
511. If Only Poems Paid The Rent 1/21/2013
512. If I Was French 6/25/2013
513. If God Does Not Exist (A Riff) 11/23/2012
514. Ice Man Forensic 5/14/2014
515. I Watch My Mentor Weep 2/10/2015
516. I Suppose 6/14/2014
517. I Sing Of The Hesperides 2 10/31/2013
518. I Sing Of The Hesperides 10/31/2013
519. I Shook A Seed 2/8/2013
520. I Live A Vapor, A Ghost, A Breath 6/16/2013
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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Pere & Fils

When I see reflected
In my son's eyes
My own soul's wit and mocking irony;
When with a secret glance
I recognize
The shared rejoicing
Of two souls that harmonize;
It takes my breath away
To be so understood;
Loving him all the more
For doubling good

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