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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Serial Ariel

All those pictures of that god-damned church,
While true, are not the same. The light would
Change, the time of day, the weather, how
The painter'd spent the hours before he came
To paint, and, thus, some churches glower
Underneath unstable, stormy skies; some
Glow, instead, beneath the sort of gentle
Sun of lullabies. The church is life, and
Then it's death, and we who've come

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