Lawrence Beck


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My advice to anyone reading one of my poems: read it so quickly as you can the first time through. Since I write in a rush, my melody will become most evident if you read in a rush.

I have a web site, www.lawrencebeck.net, which contains more of my recent poems than the 50 I leave up here. I refresh this site every other month.

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  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (12/1/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    your poems are passionate and devastating.

  • Lori Boulard (10/3/2006 7:29:00 AM)

    It occurred to me this morning that no matter why I sign onto this site, if there's a Lawrence Beck post, I'm there. I have yet to be disappointed by anything you've written, Monsieur Beck, and that says a lot. Your poems are tight, real, and manage to balance between pure artistry and readability. It is a pleasure to read you here!
    Cheers, Lori

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Best Poem of Lawrence Beck

The Passage Of Time

I see a little kid. She's on a bicycle,
She might be four, proceeding most
Unsteadily, a look of concentration
On her pie-plate face. A few steps
Back, her mother looms, a mixture
Of amusement and concern upon her
Face. She's wearing shades. The sun
Is bright, and my life, taking place
Across a hedge, in shade, upon a chair,
Obtains release through such a sight
From fear of my defibrillator, loathing
Of the status quo, the dully gnawing
Knowledge that the substance of
Existence has diminished here across
The hedge since those days when
I ...

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