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:
- Dismal Afternoon -new-
- Rudely Awakened -new-
- I'm Done With The Calm.Can We Go On To T... -new-
- Amazing!If It Existed, It Would Look Jus... -new-
- We're Inconvenienced.They're Imperiled -new-
- Luckily, I'm Nobody -new-
- Someone With Whom To Share A Dreary Day -new-
- Moronocracy -new-
- Memories -new-
- Homecoming -new-
- Derring Do -new-
- Like Perpetual Motion -new-
- Shittiness As An Aesthetic Problem -new-
- The Mournful Season -new-
Lawrence Beck Poems
On narrative, throw out snippets of this
And that, throw polished rocks and store-
Bought glitter, doing our best to instill
Struck me down, left me blind.Nonetheless,
It would seem there'd been scales on my eyes,
Suddenly, last night, they whirled away.
To eat and watch TV.They favor sports
And melodramas.They don't like to watch
The news unless it features cuddly puppies.
Because you graduated, or you simply hated it,
A place you passed when lost one time,
A home for wayward men or women, dogs
Someone without a shadow has.
You rise at dusk and sleep at dawn.
Your face is now devoid of color,
Coca leaf distillate, lightly diluted,
Is in my possession.I'm happy as hell,
And I'm eager to tell you, oh, Christ,
About anything:fires have set alight
Half of the west, and the polls say
The Democrats' milquetoast is leading
The dark, fascist moron in most
Of the polls, and a hurricane's coming,
And various members of more-or-less