Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
October 1st, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 316,770 comments.
David Lehman - Sexism

The happiest moment in a woman's life
Is when she hears the turn of her lover's key
In the lock, and pretends to be asleep
When he enters the room, trying to be
Quiet but clumsy, bumping into things,
And she can smell the liquor on his breath
But forgives him because she has him back
And doesn't have to sleep alone.

The happiest moment is a man's life
Is when he climbs out of bed
With a woman, after an hour's sleep,
After making love, and pulls on
His trousers, and walks outside,
And pees in the bushes, and sees
The high August sky full of stars
And gets in his car and drives home.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 288 times | Comments and analysis of Sexism by David Lehman Comments (252)

Sexism - Comments and Information

Poet: David Lehman
Poem: Sexism
Volume: Valentine Place
Year: Published/Written in 1996
Poem of the Day: Apr 11 2014

Comment 252 of 252, added on December 31st, 2015 at 12:38 PM.


yySyZfFbuto from Samoa
Comment 251 of 252, added on November 9th, 2015 at 4:56 AM.

iXui4V Looking forward to reading more. Great blog post.Thanks Again. Great.

fiverr crorkservice from Luxembourg
Comment 250 of 252, added on October 15th, 2015 at 4:59 PM.

DwK0wJ I loved your blog.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

crork service from Malta

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Sexism, has received 252 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Lehman Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links