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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  • Freshman - 1,095 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

  • Bronze Star - 6,738 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

  • Rookie - 474 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

  • 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

  • Freshman - 1,460 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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