David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,598 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

401. The Art Of Product Placement 5/9/2014
402. Living Suicide 5/12/2014
403. Alas, Poor Yolk 5/12/2014
404. Hobo 5/14/2014
405. The Old Psychologist 5/14/2014
406. Gauguin In Brooklyn 5/14/2014
407. Life On The Serengeti 5/14/2014
408. The Need Of God 5/16/2014
409. Riff On Finney's Loons 5/17/2014
410. The Renaissance Priest #3 5/18/2014
411. The Stripper (As Sung By Sting) 5/18/2014
412. ironic Nights 5/12/2014
413. Riff On Eileen's Tempting Mistress 5/20/2014
414. Anne Boylen 5/21/2014
415. At The Last 5/13/2014
416. Attention: All You Lonely Men 5/21/2014
417. Jumper On The Bridge, Paris. 5/24/2014
418. Wolfe Larsen 5/24/2014
419. When Planting Flowers On My Grave 7/4/2007 0: 00 Am 5/24/2014
420. riff On Julie's Zodiac Love Date 5/25/2014
421. Proposal To Dijuana 5/24/2014
422. Second Love 5/24/2014
423. Alms From The Poor 5/26/2014
424. Drunk On The Irt Subway 5/27/2014
425. Riff On Eustacia's Gypsy 5/27/2014
426. Movie Stars 5/29/2014
427. Riff On Pj's Knock On Persephone 5/31/2014
428. Riff On Robmeyer's Nagging Woman 5/31/2014
429. The Peaceful Poet 5/31/2014
430. For A Poet 6/2/2014
431. Poem For Eugenia Semyonova Ginzburg 6/2/2014
432. Riff On Sheena Blackhall's The Queen Reads An Intercepted Letter 1594 6/2/2014
433. Riff On Gagnan Mishra's I Only Need 6/3/2014
434. Memory Of My Tourist Ward Along Lake Nefooey 6/4/2014
435. Advice To The Poet Salim R. Javid 6/5/2014
436. Response To Brooklyn 6/6/2014
437. On A Fellow Poet's Defense Of A Friend Hitting Her Over The Head With A Bat. 6/6/2014
438. Why Some Women Stray 6/6/2014
439. A Raptor Christmas 6/6/2014
440. Family Court Lawyers 6/7/2014
Best Poem of David McLansky

in Praise Of Older Women

Give me not
Your nubile girls
Experts on the course of life,
Whose baby cheeks
Unshadowed eyes
Bespeak the fact
They've never cried.

Give to me
A love of sorrow
Whose flesh has known
Fear of tomorrow;
Whose hands have shaken
With life's knowledge
Never gained
By years of college.

Give to me
A love whose sated
Scores of lovers
Proved ill-fated,
Grateful for the touch
That brings
The revival of
Youth's fateful Spring.

Give me not
Your heart unbroken,
The n'er betrayed
By words unspoken,
Who never ...

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Galatea (A Riff)

What perfection in eye and cheek,
She shifts her body, I cannot speak,
Her back's soft light of muscled bone
That I would frame in marble stone;

What arrogance in handheld tool
That I could take what's learned in school
And reproduce her subtle beauty
Oh Pygmalion, you fail in duty.

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