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

A Dream

Will we ever have a moment, it's too much
To wish for more than that, when we can
Slip away to be together on a Christmas
Eve, so I can look into your face, and
Pledge my love to you again, and admit
That, as an unbeliever, your birth means
More to me than that of a god or someone
Else? And maybe I could find a present,
Something small but meaningful, possibly
A necklace you could dangle right above
Your heart, to give you just before you go,
Before you whisper, 'Merry Christmas, '
And our moment's done.

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