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

by David Lehman Click to read full poem

Comments (24)

Unpredictable and at times quite queer responses to love by lover and beloved are marvelously unfolded in this fascinating poem. Thanks for sharing.
Lovely poem. Tells so much about the psychology of a man and a woman in love. Thanks, David.
What an amazing poem. This had my imagination going in a hundred different directions. Awesome!
A nice tune! ! Thanks for sharing.
A delightful poem filled with wisdom on the mysterious relationships of lovers.
Yes most of the time is like this.Thank you for sharing!
Nice! ! Superb! ! How love plays its game. Like to read again and again.
Superb! ! How love plays its game. Like to read again and again.
Exquisite. Haven't experienced such beauty in poetry for a long time now.
Dear David...I want this poem never to stop......so justifies the bond the attitude..the wish...and there is no limit...Thanks.Soumita
A Fantastic poem. My favourite poem, I am reading it again. Beautiful way you have captured the woman loving a man..Thanks for sharing.
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.
a great write from, I assume, an established poet
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.
there's Grand Irony in this one
My favorite poem.The truth is told so smoothly.Just can say- - FABULOUS!
it is so attractive to me
really a good write, thanks.
Wow. Beautiful write..Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem.
So true and did I mention beautiful.