David Lehman Poems
|41.||A Little History||1/13/2003|
|43.||Ode To Pornography||1/13/2003|
|49.||A Quick One Before I Go||1/13/2003|
|54.||The Difference Between Pepsi And Coke||1/13/2003|
|59.||When A Woman Loves A Man||1/13/2003|
Comments about 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...
No two are identical though
they begin from the same
point in time the same point in
the dream when the radio shuts
itself off in the middle of
"Just in Time" (Sinatra version)
the curtains are blowing in
and the driver of the hearse
outside looks up and says "Room