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 - 1,045 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


It's barely there, amid the noise of traffic,
People talking, music, television's drone:
A tiny mass of silence, yours, a thing
Which, hidden, slowly grows. I feel as
If it threatens me. I felt so well when
I could hear you, told myself that your
Words, always tentative, I must admit,
Suggested what I wished you'd say.
They didn't, and my own, so clumsy,
Seem now to have ended them. The
Noise persists, but, deep within it,
One stilled voice has fed the silence
Ringing in my ears.

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