Lawrence Beck

Lawrence Beck Poems

41. Babble -new- 5/15/2018
42. Grasping -new- 5/18/2018
43. Tinkerbell -new- 5/20/2018
44. The Prince Of Good Cheer -new- 5/21/2018
45. Half-Assed Arhat -new- 5/22/2018
46. Because A Bird Flew By -new- 5/22/2018
47. Thaw 2/17/2018
48. Has Much Changed? 2/19/2018
49. Space Available 2/21/2018
50. Pornography 2/21/2018

Comments about Lawrence Beck

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

    your poems are passionate and devastating.

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  • 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

Best Poem of Lawrence Beck


There's a picture of her on the Internet.She wears
No clothes, and, in it, she's still beautiful.I knew
Her once.Her name is Jean, or was.It might have
Changed by now.This Jean, a girl from the suburbs,
Shy and quiet back in school, has pursed her lips,
Has spread her legs, and placed her hands upon
Her breasts.She's illustrated with tattoos of satyrs,
Centaurs, other beasts, and I must say they leave
Me cold.I liked her better shy and quiet, blank,
But my opinion isn't apt to matter.She won't care.
I'm sure that she is wealthy now.The sleazy guy,
A spouse...

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Space Available

I'm not harried, J.You know me.
Am I one more backpack toting,
Suit-clad drone who sprints to work?
Do I put in ten-hour days, and hit the gym
On my way home?Do I volunteer
For things or spend my weekends
Caulking tubs or laying tile onto floors?
I don't.I don't do anything.I write
And read and watch the clouds.

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