David Lehman

(June 11, 1948 / New York City)

David Lehman Poems

41. A Little History 1/13/2003
42. Wittgenstein's Ladder 1/13/2003
43. Ode To Pornography 1/13/2003
44. December 14 1/13/2003
45. December 7 1/13/2003
46. Sestina 1/13/2003
47. Fifth Amendment 1/13/2003
48. Twelfth Night 1/13/2003
49. A Quick One Before I Go 1/13/2003
50. April 19 1/13/2003
51. The Gift 1/13/2003
52. Sexism 1/13/2003
53. February 23 1/13/2003
54. With Tenure 1/13/2003
55. December 25 1/13/2003
56. Big Hair 1/13/2003
57. The Difference Between Pepsi And Coke 1/13/2003
58. September 22 1/13/2003
59. When A Woman Loves A Man 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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