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:



Keep the pedestal, my love.
It's all I ever gave to you,
And you're resplendent on it.
Let the others crane their necks
And see the subtle beauty
Of your face, the light
Within your eyes. You no
Longer want me here. I'll
Go, but do not leave your
Perch. I put you there to be
Adored by all, not only me.

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