David McLansky

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

David McLansky Poems

41. A Riff On Adam Latham's Fine Poem, The Craft 2/24/2014
42. A Riff On Cheyl Love's Pink Toothbrush 10/28/2013
43. A Riff On Colleen Courtney's 'A Witch's Grave' 6/16/2014
44. A Riff On David Wood's Daffodils 4/24/2013
45. A Riff On David Wood's To Love Or Not To Love Sonnet Xi 5/23/2013
46. A Riff On Diane Hines Fine Rondeau 2/1/2014
47. A Riff On Dilip Chitre's In The Midnight Bakery 4/18/2013
48. A Riff On Gajanan Mishra 'I Know A Bird..' 4/24/2013
49. A Riff On Gajanan Mishra's In Prison 3/14/2013
50. A Riff On Gajanan Mishra's I Have All Ready Answered 3/11/2013
51. A Riff On Heather P. Wilson's So Little 2/21/2013
52. A Riff On Indranil Bhaduri’s Poem “savior' 8/18/2013
53. A Riff On Itau Oscar's Early Morning 6/26/2013
54. A Riff On Jack Growden's Driftwood At Sunset 10/20/2013
55. A Riff On Jonathon Robin's Time And Tide 2/27/2013
56. A Riff On Kevin East's Fine Poem: The Room 3/11/2013
57. A Riff On Noreen Carden's 'souls On The Shore' 9/3/2013
58. A Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay's Fine Poem 'Gateman.' 6/28/2013
59. A Riff On Stuart Fruzer's Death Comes Knocking 2/14/2013
60. A Riff On The Umbrella Lady's Thorny Valentine 3/12/2013
61. A Riff On Yor's Erato 2/24/2013
62. A Soldier's Prayer 1/26/2013
63. A Song For Liao Yiwu 4/12/2013
64. A Song For Liao Yiwu (Redacted) 2/24/2015
65. Adam's At Eve 3/16/2013
66. Adiieu 1/29/2015
67. Admitting 1/18/2013
68. Advice To A Poetess 2/22/2014
69. Advice To A Poetess Who's Chucked It All And Gone To Europe 3/20/2014
70. Advice To A Poetess Whose Ex-Boyfriend Took The Couch! 3/27/2014
71. Advice To The Poet Salim R. Javid 6/5/2014
72. After All These Years 4/3/2014
73. After My Death 12/25/2012
74. After The First Child's Death 12/6/2012
75. After The Second Child's Death 12/6/2012
76. Against All Odds 1/21/2014
77. Age In Love 2/26/2014
78. Alas 6/23/2013
79. Alas, Poor Yolk 5/12/2014
80. Alchemy 2/22/2014
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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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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