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, www.lawrencebeck.net, 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:
- Marginal Utility
- A Price Too High
- Black Lake -new-
- If You Know Domestic Bliss, You Don't Li...
- The Fourth of July Through an Electron M...
- For J
- We Knew. It Didn't Matter.
- The Turtle's Tale
- In the End, Gandhi and King Were Murdere...
- Family Reunion
- That's a Snappy Outfit, Your Highness
Pretty fish! I watch you swim, your
Rainbow scales a-flash, the sun reflecting
From them as you dart and turn, and
As I lumber on, the whale who drags
Its weights and nets, and sinks; it seems,
Forever sinking. I can't dart and turn
With you. I can't rise to share your sun.
I watch and wish, but wishes, weighted,
Sink. I see, from far below, that what