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Author: LEHMAN, DAVID
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Lehman, David    Poet's Biography
54 poems available by this author


41055    Poem Text    
First Line: In rotterdam I'm


A HISTORY OF MODERN POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: The idea was to have a voice of your own
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A LITTLE HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Some people find out they are jews
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


A QUICK ONE BEFORE I GO    Poem Text    
First Line: There comes a time in every man's life
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Poetry & Poets


AMNESIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither the actors nor the audience knew what was coming next
Subject(s): Assassination; Memory


AND ABOUT TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: At the heart of every memory
Subject(s): Memory


ARBEIT MACHT FREI       
First Line: Work shall set you free:' a sensible sentiment
Last Line: Pain to the piano with you, this quiet cry.
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Language; Truth; Words; Vocabulary


ARRIVAL AT KENNEDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Reduce the supply while the demand stays constant and the
Subject(s): Cities; New York City; Urban Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


AUTUMN EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The yellow pears hang in the lake.
Subject(s): Autumn; Fall


DUTCH INTERIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: He liked the late afternoon light as it dimmed
Subject(s): Home; Likes & Dislikes


EDVARD MUNCH    Poem Text    
First Line: From time to time they say 'me'
Subject(s): Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)


ENIGMA VARIATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir winston churchill advised against suicide
Last Line: And no place: a suicide who lived to regret it.
Subject(s): Jews; Suicide; Judaism


EXCURSION    Poem Text    
First Line: In the red rain you were paddlng downstream


FOR I WILL CONSIDER YOUR DOG MOLLY    Poem Text    
First Line: For it was the first day of rosh ha'shanah, new year's day, day of remembrance, of ancient sacrifice
Subject(s): Rosh Hashanah; Jews; Worship; Dogs; Judaism


FRENCH MOVIE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was in a french movie
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


GOODNIGHT POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The clarinets of my voice love you
Subject(s): Love


GREENHOUSES AND GARDENS    Poem Text    
First Line: It began as an item on a questionnaire
Subject(s): Nature


HOPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: The disappearance of a cat is a good omen,
Subject(s): Cats


HOW TO THINK    Poem Text    
First Line: As the hum of a fly surrounds a thinker
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


IN PRAISE OF A. R. AMMONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Because ignorance is limitless because after the storm
Subject(s): Ammons, Archibald Randolph


IN PRAISE OF ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the primitive powers of pain, of love at last
Subject(s): Warren, Robert Penn (1905-1989)


JOURNEY INTO THE EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: Having no choice but to go down, the sun
Subject(s): Evening; Sun; Fish & Fishing; Sunset; Twilight; Anglers


LIKE A PARTY    Poem Text    
First Line: You throw a war and hope people will come
Subject(s): War


MADISON AVENUE    Poem Text    
First Line: But it turned out to be a decent deal for the women
Last Line: A slow curve
Subject(s): Madison Avenue, New York


NEW YEAR'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: This is it: the night they've all selected
Subject(s): New Year; Winter


OCTOBER CLASSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: If only there were a way of knowing
Subject(s): World Series (Baseball)


ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: People in the middle ages didn't think they were living
Subject(s): Middle Ages; Conduct Of Life; Medieval History; Medieval Civilization; Medieval Literature


ON THE NATURE OF DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: There are, said my old philosophy professor, two kinds
Subject(s): Nature


OPERATION MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: We were smoking some of this knockout weed when
Subject(s): Soldiers; Memory; Conduct Of Life


PERFIDIA    Poem Text    
First Line: You don't know who these people are, or what
Subject(s): Spies


POSTSCRIPT    Poem Text    
First Line: He wrote the whole novel in his head
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Birthdays; Typewriters


SEXISM    Poem Text    
First Line: The happiest moment in a woman's life
Subject(s): Sex


SF    Poem Text    
First Line: Sf stood for sigmund freud, or serious folly
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


SHAKE THE SUPERFLUX!    Poem Text    
First Line: I like walking on streets as black and wet as this one
Subject(s): Flowers; Poetry & Poets


SIN CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Cynthia was feeling sinful in cincinnati.
Subject(s): Cincinnati, Ohio; Sin; Poetry & Poets


SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the mattress was a day-old newspaper rolled into a scroll
Last Line: Him and her, in the levitating bed, in the flames.
Subject(s): Fire; Passion


THE ANATOMY OF YOUR BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: I am buried in air, a whirlpool so yellow
Subject(s): Relationships; Body, Human


THE BREEDER'S CUP    Poem Text    
First Line: They cannot keep the peace


THE DESIRE FOR STRANGE CITIES       
First Line: Each street means something other than it says
Last Line: Rio, buenos aires, haifa, hong kong, prague.
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PEPSI AND COKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Can't swim; uses credit cards and pills to combat
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


THE HEROIC COUPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: To copy the same sentence each day of his life


THE IDES OF MARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: The origin of every fortune is a crime.
Subject(s): March (Month)


THE MOMENT OF TRUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: The pure poetry of paranoia was his as he emerged
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


THIS UNMENTIONABLE FEELING    Poem Text    
First Line: Fire distorts. Water objects. Buttery fields
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


TIMES SQUARE    Poem Text    
First Line: His homage to the square was a cube of yellow light
Subject(s): Times Square, New York


TO THE AUTHOR OF 'GLARE'    Poem Text    
First Line: There comes a time when the story turns into twenty
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Ammons, Archibald Randolph


TOWARD A DEFINITION OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Another time they were making love. It's even better
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


TWENTY QUESTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Why did the moth fly into the flame? Was it for the same reason
Subject(s): Middle Age; Man-woman Relationships; Conduct Of Life; Male-female Relations


TWO SONNETS, IN 1972: 1. FEBRUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: We make predictions. For a laugh. And scatter the future
Subject(s): Future


TWO SONNETS, IN 1972: 2. MAY    Poem Text    
First Line: With little to do, and less to say
Subject(s): Social Protest


TWO SONNETS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: It's hardly there, and then it vanishes
Subject(s): Books; Forgetfulness; Reading


TWO SONNETS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen! The garbage pouring down the chutes


WHEN A WOMAN LOVES A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When she says margarita she means daiquiri.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Drinks & Drinking; Absence; Wine; Separation; Isolation


WITH TENURE    Poem Text    
First Line: If ezra pound were alive today
Subject(s): Academia; Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)