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,, 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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  • Veteran Poet - 1,928 Points p.a. noushad (12/1/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    your poems are passionate and devastating.

  • Rookie 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

Sunset On Puget Sound

The sun is low above the sharp Olympics,
Looming to the west. The sound is full
Of little boats. I see them from a bluff,
A flask-shaped whiskey bottle in my
Hand. The boats must be my former
Loves. The nearest would be Ariel.
Her sails are full. She glides away,
And, farther out, in silhouette, I see
Melissa, Megan, too, and Nancy,
And Michelle and Sasha, even Molly
Churning through the waves beside
The other shore. They all are moving
Out of sight, and, when they've gone,
And when this bottle's empty, I will
Drive alone, not to my home. ...

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