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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  • 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


I no longer love the one I did for three long years.
Besides, she's disappeared again.I love the one
I loved before her, having spent some time with her
In Paris just a month ago, but we don't get together
Often, and we're rarely by ourselves.Paris was
The first time I had seen her in some sixteen months,
And it's unlikely we will get to be together very soon...
So why wish for someone who can't be near?
Why spend two years lamenting that last love?
It's as if longing's simply something that
I always have to do, its object almost arbitrary.
When I force ...

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