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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  • Gordon Menzies Gordon Menzies (11/8/2018 9:28:00 AM)

    An enjoyable voice...curt, crisp and ripe with cutting clarity and insight.

  • 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

Your Typical Gushy Love Poem

The man who claims to know his mind is a liar.
The thing is a swirling cloud of misapprehensions,
Baseless beliefs, and self-aggrandizing folderol.
I ponder these thoughts as Haley approaches.
Am I in love?I'm thrilled that she's come.I'm eager
To hear what she says to me, but is the woman
Within who I want, or do I want the one within
Because she's inside such a beautiful shell, and my
"Love" is no more than a stratagem to keep it
At my side?

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