Lawrence Beck

Biography of Lawrence Beck

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.

Alas, I must add this: if you write to me asking me to read your poems, I may, but I will not comment on them. I am very sick of numbers hogs who troll through a day's list of contributing poets, and ask each one to read his or her poem. If you write well, someone may notice and comment. If you browbeat people into reading your poetry, the comments you receive are worth nothing.

Lawrence Beck's Works:

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I Said That I'd Try

I shall try to write a most beautiful poem
To bring spring into being, and to coax
A love from you for me commensurate
To mine for you. I shall push away all
Of my darker thoughts, and note the air
Grows thicker now. It bears the scent
Of something growing, yet unseen, as
Your eyes dance, but don't reveal exactly
What I want from you, and my words,

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