David McLansky

Freshman - 992 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

81. Ali Baba At Les Deux Magots 1/8/2015
82. Alice 6/12/2013
83. Alice (A Riff For Myke) 2/14/2014
84. Alice (A Riff) 1/6/2013
85. Alms From The Poor 5/26/2014
86. Along Sheepshead Bay 5/12/2014
87. Amazons 3/7/2014
88. An Agnostic Jew To His Good Christian Wife 2/11/2013
89. An Apology To Valerie 8/19/2013
90. An Application To Join Owain Glyn's Temperance Club 1/16/2013
91. An Invitation To Tea And Scones 3/11/2014
92. An Irish Halloween 1/26/2013
93. An Old Trick 3/30/2014
94. Andrew'A Song 3/11/2015
95. Angel In The Morning 10/22/2013
96. Animal Spirits (A Riff) 11/25/2012
97. Anita 5/9/2014
98. Anita Liquid In Her Persian Ways 4/22/2014
99. Anne Boylen 5/21/2014
100. Anne Hathaway: On Her Famous Husband's Yearly Visit 11/19/2012
101. Answer To Valsa George's Quest For An Anonymous Lover 2/26/2014
102. Answering A Maiden's Plea 9/13/2013
103. Answering A Poetess 2/5/2013
104. Answering Bri 3/4/2014
105. Answering Pradip: Why I Write 4/17/2014
106. Appearances 5/28/2015
107. Archais 8/13/2013
108. Archias 4/29/2014
109. As I Stumble Into Darkness 1/4/2013
110. As Of Late 11/11/2013
111. At The Last 5/13/2014
112. Attention: All You Lonely Men 5/21/2014
113. Baby Doll 5/24/2014
114. Baited Breaths. 10/12/2013
115. Baking 4/11/2013
116. Bangladesh (A Riff) 11/21/2012
117. Bank Robbing To Pay Off The Bank (A Riff) 1/17/2013
118. Bar & Grill 7/21/2013
119. Being Deployed 2/13/2014
120. Belvedere 3/21/2014
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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Galatea (A Riff)

What perfection in eye and cheek,
She shifts her body, I cannot speak,
Her back's soft light of muscled bone
That I would frame in marble stone;

What arrogance in handheld tool
That I could take what's learned in school
And reproduce her subtle beauty
Oh Pygmalion, you fail in duty.

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