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. Twelfth Night 1/13/2003
46. December 7 1/13/2003
47. Sestina 1/13/2003
48. Fifth Amendment 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. The Difference Between Pepsi And Coke 1/13/2003
55. With Tenure 1/13/2003
56. December 25 1/13/2003
57. Big Hair 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

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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