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Lawrence Beck

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The latest comments that Lawrence Beck has written.

A Fleeting Thought

2018-09-18
I was fired. My classes were taken from me. There was plenty left to write about, and of course, unease and foreboding readily attach themselves to almost any subject.


5 Clerihews

2018-09-18
And we love you for it.


Song of the Samson spirits

2018-09-18
Less lighthearted than usual, still brilliant.


Nonentity

2018-09-18
When I said that nobody reads my poems, I meant that no one in the larger world reads them. I deeply appreciate that you, my colleagues, read them.


Drowning

2018-09-17
A taut, impeccable poem. Great work!


Something beautiful yet unkind - 1

2018-09-16
Nicely written, Sameen. It reminds me of my college days: so many intoxicants, so little time.


Momo: A Haiku

2018-09-14
I almost never find anything worthwhile in haikus. This one is a gem.


Friday Morning

2018-09-14
I like the tranquil tone of this poem


An Ocean of Tears

2018-09-13
I enjoyed this one thoroughly, Dave.


Finally—The Rain

2018-09-13
Bravo! Delightfully atmospheric.


Red Kite

2018-09-12
Here's hoping that Alice replies.


Crazy

2018-09-11
I like it!


Ennui

2018-09-10
I love it!


Time Shall Pass, And So We Must

2018-09-06
A bracing draft of old-school New England Puritanism.


Largo Tranquillo

2018-09-06
I agree with Tom. The tranquility of the evening is conveyed, not just by what you wrote, but also by how you wrote.


Hell Bay

2018-09-04
I can't think of a fresh word of praise. This is another fine poem.


No obit.

2018-08-30
Very touching, and nicely written.


Hangman's Island

2018-08-30
It appears that the Scillies are both haunting and haunted. Wonderful poem.


Love Me to the End of the World

2018-08-29
Passion and rhyme, what's not to like?


Best Friend

2018-08-28
Listening attentively, with sympathy, often is the best thing you can do.


How Will You Remember Me?

2018-08-24
I like your proposed answers better than the one you expect.


The Printed Page

2018-08-24
Well said!


A Beautiful, Useless Thing

2018-08-22
I like this poem, Sameen, but I have a problem with the final lines. Since you are talking about plural stars, it seems as if the third-to-last line should be "Beautiful, useless things," and the last line, "Sometimes they're all the reason I need."


Dirge And Gloria In Three Movements

2018-08-22
I've known many such days, but never seen one so well described


Moonlight, Abbey Garden

2018-08-21
What an enjoyable encounter for writer and reader!


Fragments of a Day

2018-08-21
You are Chitre's father?


Remaining Grounded

2018-08-21
Bravo!


SS sonnet

2018-08-15
Delightful! I especially liked the third-to-last line.


Voices of Valhalla

2018-08-15
One Trick Pony's comment is exactly right.


Bootlicking 101

2018-08-13
I enjoyed this, Bibek. I found to be at once amusing and educational.


Interlude

2018-08-12
Enjoyably tranquil.


Tripping to Tresco

2018-08-06
Though it's quite wonderful throughout, my favorite stanza is the one about the gulls,

"wishering waves whooshing saltering spray" Bravo!


For the Leftovers

2018-08-06
A poem for people in so many places, possibly now even here.


Today

2018-08-06
There's something very familiar about this poem.


Letter to a Friend

2018-08-06
Wonderful sentiment, but, more important (to me, anyway), top-quality writing. Well done!


Caribbean Idyll

2018-08-06
An enjoyable poem, very nicely written.


Those Who Care

2018-08-06
I hope that you're right, Dave.


Cloud

2018-08-06
Well said, Joe. If you're not in its path, a thunderhead is a beautiful, awe-inspiring sight.


Not You, Kathmandu

2018-08-02
I like this, Bibek, but I don't understand the next-to-last stanza. Is Kathmandu itself "modernity's malformed child," or does it receive this person?


Old Chuck's yarn

2018-07-30
Fine writing, great story!


A Stupid, Conceited Peacock

2018-07-29
Kenneth Rexroth once said that he wrote poetry to "seduce women and overthrow the capitalist system."


Portrait of a Woman

2018-07-26
An interesting, well-written response. Fun rhymes. Edna's poem expresses only regret that the good times have passed. Yours is a little judgmental.


River

2018-07-26
An interesting meditation on all of the freight that we force rivers to bear.


Hundred-Proof Blood

2018-07-24
I'm pounding my glass on the bar in appreciation.


The Lynching

2018-07-24
Well said.


Star Castle

2018-07-24
Brilliant!


As Time Goes By

2018-07-23
Very nice, and successfully revised, it would seem.


Resolved

2018-07-23
You've come up with the perfect title for this very nice, peaceful poem.


A Conjecture

2018-07-23
I think so. A heavy heart is apt to move sluggishly.


Morning in Harbour

2018-07-19
This great, Joe. It really does set the scene in four compact lines.