David Lehman

(June 11, 1948 / New York City)

David Lehman Poems

1. 08/22/08 12/11/2014
2. A Little History 1/13/2003
3. A Quick One Before I Go 1/13/2003
4. April 19 1/13/2003
5. April 21 1/13/2003
6. April 24 1/13/2003
7. April 26 1/13/2003
8. August 15 1/13/2003
9. Big Hair 1/13/2003
10. December 14 1/13/2003
11. December 25 1/13/2003
12. December 7 1/13/2003
13. Eleventh Hour 1/13/2003
14. Examples (August 27) 1/13/2003
15. February 23 1/13/2003
16. Fifth Amendment 1/13/2003
17. For I Will Consider Your Dog Molly 4/26/2016
18. January 1 1/13/2003
19. January 2 1/13/2003
20. January 24 1/13/2003
21. January 3 1/13/2003
22. January 31 1/13/2003
23. January 31 (The Sky Is Crumbling...) 1/13/2003
24. July 10 1/13/2003
25. July 12 1/13/2003
26. June 11 1/13/2003
27. June 19 1/13/2003
28. June 6 1/13/2003
29. March 1 1/13/2003
30. March 30 1/13/2003
31. Maximism 1/13/2003
32. May 26 1/13/2003
33. May 8 1/13/2003
34. Ninth Inning 1/13/2003
35. November 6 1/13/2003
36. October 12 1/13/2003
37. October 16 1/13/2003
38. Ode To Modern Art 1/13/2003
39. Ode To Pornography 1/13/2003
40. Operation Memory 1/13/2003

Comments about David Lehman

  • Grace Mariner Grace Mariner (8/5/2016 6:15:00 PM)

    I really like your work, particularly in regards to the relationship between the sexes. How we all ever manage to get together in the wake of our disastrous differences is amazing!

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Best Poem of David Lehman

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,"
she means, "Put your arms around me from behind
as I stand disconsolate at the window."

He's supposed to know that.

When a man loves a woman he is in New York and she is in Virginia
or he is in Boston, writing, and she is in New York, reading,
or she is wearing a sweater and sunglasses in Balboa Park and he
is raking leaves in Ithaca
or he is driving to East Hampton and she is standing disconsolate
at the window...

Read the full of When A Woman Loves A Man

A Quick One Before I Go

There comes a time in every man's life
when he thinks: I have never had a single
original thought in my life
including this one & therefore I shall
eliminate all ideas from my poems
which shall consist of cats, rice, rain
baseball cards, fire escapes, hanging plants
red brick houses where I shall give up booze
and organized religion even if it means

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