David Lehman

(June 11, 1948 / New York City)

David Lehman Poems

1. May 8 1/13/2003
2. July 12 1/13/2003
3. May 26 1/13/2003
4. The Matador of Metaphor 6/25/2015
5. For I Will Consider Your Dog Molly 4/26/2016
6. October 12 1/13/2003
7. Maximism 1/13/2003
8. October 16 1/13/2003
9. 08/22/08 12/11/2014
10. July 10 1/13/2003
11. March 1 1/13/2003
12. Ninth Inning 1/13/2003
13. Operation Memory 1/13/2003
14. January 31 (The Sky Is Crumbling...) 1/13/2003
15. June 6 1/13/2003
16. June 19 1/13/2003
17. March 30 1/13/2003
18. To The Author Of Glare 1/13/2003
19. January 24 1/13/2003
20. November 6 1/13/2003
21. January 2 1/13/2003
22. January 3 1/13/2003
23. To William Holden 1/13/2003
24. Eleventh Hour 1/13/2003
25. Tenth Commandment 1/13/2003
26. January 1 1/13/2003
27. April 21 1/13/2003
28. The Shield Of A Greeting 1/13/2003
29. The Left Bank 1/13/2003
30. Pc 1/13/2003
31. June 11 1/13/2003
32. Ode To Modern Art 1/13/2003
33. August 15 1/13/2003
34. April 24 1/13/2003
35. January 31 1/13/2003
36. The Lift 1/13/2003
37. April 26 1/13/2003
38. To Psyche 1/13/2003
39. Shake The Superflux! 1/13/2003
40. Examples (August 27) 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

February 23

Light rain is falling in Central Park
but not on Upper Fifth Avenue or Central Park West
where sun and sky are yellow and blue
Winds are gusting on Washington Square
through the arches and on to LaGuardia Place
but calm is the corner of 8th Street and Second Avenue
which reminds me of something John Ashbery said
about his poem "Crazy Weather" he said
he was in favor of all kinds of weather

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