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Lawrence Beck

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Silence, I know you

2019-11-18
Silence must be the poet's greatest love.


the reality of an ill-fated love

2019-11-18
Excellent.


I am Furious

2019-11-12
I'm with Elle. Well done!


By the Shore, On the Bus

2019-11-12
I have good news. Thanks to me, you're here. I have no way of knowing how things are where you claim to be.


implications

2019-11-08
Good one.


love songs

2019-11-07
You're just practicing your craft.


High-rise low-rise

2019-11-05
Hooray!


Haiku for November

2019-11-04
Nice!


When Bold October ...

2019-11-04
Not my view, but one very well expressed.


it's 3 am

2019-10-31
I like this. It has an appealing starkness.


Waiting for the Sun

2019-10-30
Well, there's one plus. Nicely written poem.


in a bar

2019-10-30
"This third world of me" is a great phrase. Sadly, the answer to your last question is yes. That's why the world is becoming crowded with Trump look-likes.


planck

2019-10-29
Certainly something to consider.


Autumn

2019-10-28
Very nice.


John

2019-10-23
I appreciate your kind words, but must tell you that this piece is entirely fictional.


Notebook: October 21

2019-10-22
I had a good chuckle at your mishearing of The Gang of Four.


sidewalk caf?

2019-10-17
Nicely done. You see such people everywhere.


Notebook: October 14

2019-10-14
I appreciate the execution, but not the sentiment.

"Gin-like cold" is excellent.


Civil War

2019-10-14
Nicely done, Marie. I remember those days.


Morning Frost

2019-10-12
Nicely done, Jim, sweet but not icky.


City

2019-10-12
Yes, all of that. Don't you just love it? Fine poem, by the way.


Repairing the World

2019-10-10
It sounds like a poem to me.


Not All Wishes Come True

2019-10-07
Nicely done!


Last chat between father and son by Ann Wood

2019-10-07
This is a fine parable.


Depression

2019-10-07
No one can, or should, bear all of that.


January Night, Moderate Chill

2019-10-07
To me, he first part of this is the set-up. The second is the poem.


I prayed by Ann Wood

2019-10-03
Very nice.


A Perfect Sonnet

2019-09-27
You're right. It's a pretty perfect sonnet.


Donna

2019-09-26
Compact and beautifully written. Bravo.


Holy Limerick 1

2019-09-25
Well done!


this poem is not about the weather

2019-09-24
Or vice versa. The direction of causality is difficult to ascertain.


[07 Sep - 19 Oct 2019] - PoetBay's at a major crossroad (Community discussion | Update 7)

2019-09-23
Thank you both for your dedication and hard work.


rimbaudian reverie

2019-09-13
This is a fine poem. It has great texture to it.


alone

2019-09-01
Nice.


this coming weekend

2019-09-01
Labor Day isn't what it used to be and labor unions aren't what they used to be, but I still like watching the iron workers march down the street with all of the metal things on their belts clanging.


Thoughts On Flights

2019-08-29
A fine observation.


The Tocsin

2019-08-27
Urgent, awful, obsessive, and then redemptive; great work, Joe.


the pink room

2019-08-21
I, too, like the matter-of-factness of this poem. The ending is perfect.


Truth

2019-08-21
I don't believe in truth, so I don't lament its absence. I do lament the loss of sincerity, particularly in our society. Once upon a time, people told you what they believed. Now, after more than a century of marketing, propaganda and political spin, many people only tell you what they want you to think, and you immediately realize that they're untrustworthy assholes. The truly stupid (you know who they are) aren't that sophisticated. They merely tell you what someone else has told them to think.


Hope Street (revisited)

2019-08-17
I'm visiting my hometown, from which I moved 38 years ago,
and I am feeling the same sensations. Nicely done, Elle.


Heroes Funeral

2019-08-17
I agree with Tom.


More Random Creatures

2019-08-12
Very nice!


Upstream

2019-08-12
Nicely done, Joe. "Rhythm of struggle," indeed.


Some days

2019-08-11
An artful description of what seems to be a genuine problem (I read up on it after reading your poem). What I read indicates that hormone replacements may revive your energy. I hope that that's the case.


Clearing stumps

2019-08-09
Congratulations on two jobs well done.


Truth Island

2019-08-05
I'd go to Consideration Island, but not Truth Island. In many cases, the truth is not something that people actually want to hear.


Gnashing Teeth

2019-08-02
We've all been there. At least, you got something out.


In the days before TXTSPK

2019-08-02
It's Greek to me.


Weather Or Not

2019-07-29
Excellent sketch.


Picture

2019-07-29
I'll throw in another well-earned "bravo!"