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, www.lawrencebeck.net, 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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  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (12/1/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    your poems are passionate and devastating.

  • 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

Head To Heart

So, yeah, I'm sitting here, uneasy,
On a dreary winter Sunday morning
Wishing for a host of things I'm
Half-convinced I ought to have:
I should have used my four days
Off to fly away to Mexico to
Feel the heat and watch the ocean;
I wish weather here was warmer;
I could ride my new, red bike;
I wish that Ariel would speak;
And that I didn't feel so sick.
The knowledge that I won't live
Long is not something that bothers
Me. What does is growing feebleness.
If I'm to die, then kill me now,
You bloated, inefficient heart.
If I'm to live, ...

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