David Lehman

(June 11, 1948 / New York City)

When A Woman Loves A Man


When she says Margarita she means Daiquiri.
When she says quixotic she means mercurial.
And when she says, "I'll never speak to you again,"
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Comments about this poem (When A Woman Loves A Man by David Lehman )

  • Veteran Poet - 1,445 Points Soumita Sarkar (1/19/2015 11:11:00 AM)

    Dear David...I want this poem never to stop......so justifies the bond the attitude..the wish...and there is no limit...Thanks.Soumita (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,548 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/14/2014 12:25:00 AM)

    A Fantastic poem. My favourite poem, I am reading it again. Beautiful way you have captured the woman loving a man..Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 314 Points Hardik Vaidya (8/13/2014 12:08:00 PM)

    One can smell the city in this work of David Lehman. Not only is the Poem comfortable draped in the glitter and chaos of life, she catwalks with élan wearing a pair of red stilettos. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 816 Points Leslie Philibert (8/13/2014 12:02:00 PM)

    a great write from, I assume, an established poet (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 762 Points Michelle Claus (8/13/2014 10:03:00 AM)

    Splendid nuance. This poem puts into words the action of two spiral galaxies that intertwine with forceful attraction and eventually separate. Such is the rhythm to which Man and Woman are also subject, it seems. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (5/30/2014 4:35:00 PM)

    ......you captured the woman loving a man.....and the man loving a woman nicely....enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,850 Points Douglas Scotney (8/13/2013 10:16:00 PM)

    there's Grand Irony in this one (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,515 Points Neela Nath (8/13/2013 8:34:00 PM)

    My favorite poem.The truth is told so smoothly.Just can say- - FABULOUS! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Alex Katowo (8/13/2013 4:18:00 PM)

    it is so attractive to me (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,101 Points Gajanan Mishra (8/13/2013 12:03:00 PM)

    really a good write, thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,548 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/13/2013 4:43:00 AM)

    Wow. Beautiful write..Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tristan King (8/15/2012 1:20:00 PM)

    So true and did I mention beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (8/15/2012 6:29:00 AM)

    Really enjoyed reading this, it hit home on a lot of chords, made me laugh at the familiar, great stuff Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bolah Lawal (8/14/2012 10:35:00 AM)

    Nicely written, message well taken. Good job. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,755 Points Bernard Snyder (8/13/2012 2:29:00 PM)

    Incredibly written poem David! ! Very nicely written. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,755 Points Bernard Snyder (8/13/2012 2:25:00 PM)

    Wow! Incredibly written 'piece' here David. I really love this poem. I'm voting a 10' on this one. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply



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