Explore Poems GO!

When A Woman Loves A Man

Rating: 4.6

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
Read More

READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Geetha Jayakumar 14 August 2014

A Fantastic poem. My favourite poem, I am reading it again. Beautiful way you have captured the woman loving a man..Thanks for sharing.

2 0 Reply
Hardik Vaidya 13 August 2014

One can smell the city in this work of David Lehman. Not only is the Poem comfortable draped in the glitter and chaos of life, she catwalks with élan wearing a pair of red stilettos.

2 0 Reply
Leslie Philibert 13 August 2014

a great write from, I assume, an established poet

1 1 Reply
Michelle Claus 13 August 2014

Splendid nuance. This poem puts into words the action of two spiral galaxies that intertwine with forceful attraction and eventually separate. Such is the rhythm to which Man and Woman are also subject, it seems.

1 1 Reply
Douglas Scotney 13 August 2013

there's Grand Irony in this one

1 0 Reply
Rajnish Manga 05 August 2016

Lovely poem. Tells so much about the psychology of a man and a woman in love. Thanks, David.

0 0 Reply
Bernard Snyder 05 August 2016

What an amazing poem. This had my imagination going in a hundred different directions. Awesome!

1 0 Reply
Edward Kofi Louis 05 August 2016

A nice tune! ! Thanks for sharing.

1 0 Reply
Barry Middleton 05 August 2016

A delightful poem filled with wisdom on the mysterious relationships of lovers.

1 0 Reply
Alem Hailu G/kristos 05 August 2016

Yes most of the time is like this.Thank you for sharing!

1 0 Reply