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Lawrence Beck

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Marshland

2020-11-25
This is a fine poem. It contains everything it should and nothing that it shouldn't.


All my Heroes Were Junkies

2020-11-24
This is first class, Sameen. With its skilled but idiosyncratic rhymes, this poem reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe's, and I consider that to be high praise.


''Life, Ne'er the Primrose Path of Dalliance...'' (1st draft)

2020-11-24
Great final couplet!


Viral vocabulary

2020-11-24
Fine writing, great thoughts.


If You Have to Explain What You've Written, You've Failed

2020-11-21
I'm fine being judged against incoherent poets and people who call their yammering poetry.


A Riff on Dali

2020-11-18
I see the resemblance.


Greetings

2020-11-13
The BJP is disgusting. Modi's a nasty bigot, worse than Trump, if that's possible. Indians should be deeply ashamed of their government.


capitalism

2020-11-13
Capitalism already works quite well. Some of us just don't like the work that it does.


Remembrance Day Canada Thoughts and Memories

2020-11-06
Interesting vignettes. Nice work, Joe.


Reusable, Recyclable

2020-11-06
Nice! I've got my fingers crossed and my bags ready to be reused.


ITGSOT

2020-10-30
Right!


Heart

2020-10-27
You're fortunate to sustain that saving light.


A bed of Leaves

2020-10-26
I'm with Pony. The writing, the details, perfectly match the mood of the poem.


waiting

2020-10-26
A foretaste of the long haul.


Fine Dining

2020-10-25
Well said, Joe. What a rotten time to try to make a living in the hospitality field. I had two sons who were waiters at the start of the year. Neither is now.


Young Woman in Summer

2020-10-23
A pageant I've witnessed, well described.


The Escape

2020-10-23
What a startling story! It's nicely written.


Standing by You

2020-10-20
It's a pleasant thought: get rid of Trump and everything will improve. Alas, though it is true that voting Trump out of office will rid us of a vile sociopath, not much else will change. Our government will continue to lurch toward war with China. It will continue to persecute poor, undeserving countries, like Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Venezuela. It will continue to cozy up to absolutely rotten countries, like Israel and Saudi Arabia. It will do nothing to end racism, poverty or grossly inequitable income distribution. In other words, our government will be the malevolent entity that it always has been. As one European diplomat put it, without Trump, America's policies will be the same. It just will have better table manners.


the sky above

2020-10-20
A pleasant image to recall.


Today In All It’s Guises

2020-10-20
Great finish.


Spider Man

2020-10-20
I'm with the others. It's great to hear from you again.


Yashwant Rao

2020-10-20
This is fun, biting poem. I had to look up Yashwant Rao and discovered that he was real person, an Indian emperor with whom the British signed a peace treaty because they could not defeat him on the battlefield.


A Near Fatal Disaster

2020-10-18
Cats are vindictive. She did that on purpose. When I was a kid, our cat would push my stereo speaker off of the windowsill if I didn't get up in the middle of the night to let her out.


Heart’s Desire

2020-10-17
I enjoyed this poem, even though happenstance and time ignore my heart's desires.


Fond Memories

2020-10-17
Those were good days. It's hard to pinpoint exactly when they ended and very sad to realize that they'll never be retrieved.


She Is Mine By Richard Butler and The Psychedelic Furs

2020-10-16
A fine song on an album of fine songs. It doesn't sound quite the same without Butler's "haw, haw, haw" after "You just have to laugh at it all."


beat to bodhi

2020-10-16
There's probably no harm in playing along.


Enough

2020-10-15
It sounds appealingly dismal. I don't think that it's rained here since sometime in 2018.


Autumn Dresses For All Hallows’ Eve

2020-10-13
Well done, Joe. Our hedges haven't yet turned, and they don't collect leaves as you've described. Too bad.


Aged Logistics

2020-10-06
Congratulations are in order. You have proven yourself to be the superior being.


Slow Poison

2020-10-06
Absolutely the most dismal poem I've read recently, including my own, but a well-wrought work of art. Bravo!


[06 - 07 Oct] - Important: Scheduled maintenance | Site downtime

2020-10-06
What can you do? My Internet service provider has been cutting out on me frequently lately. We are at the mercy of those who own, but don't always effectively manage, technology.


o muse!

2020-10-04
Nope. Sometimes you can wait long periods and end up with nothing. Other times, you can't leave the room before you're called back to the keyboard.


Matisse and I

2020-10-04
Artistry of any sort brings great pleasure and is worth savoring slowly.


autobiographical

2020-10-04
There's no finer feeling than that which comes from having accomplished something. It makes the exhaustion worthwhile.


Annabel Lee

2020-10-04
Magnificent!


finding west

2020-10-03
Very elemental, I'd say. It's good to get caught up in life in the raw from time to time.


Morning Autumn Coffee

2020-10-03
Very nice. You've delivered the distilled essence of this season.


bobbing

2020-10-01
Well said. For some reason, we've ceased to be generous.


emissary

2020-10-01
Good point.


Spectacle

2020-09-30
From what I've read, you've accurately described what happened last night. I never watch candidates' "debates" because they're not at all informative. The moderators ask vapid questions, which the candidates don't answer, and excrement ends up being thrown in every direction. This country's political system is vile.


First Elegy

2020-09-29
Well done. It sound truthful, too.


Requiescat

2020-09-27
First class writing, Tom.


Prayer of Exorcism

2020-09-27
I wish you success, but I worry.


a passing thought

2020-09-25
The backdrop probably would change, but the "unease and foreboding" would not.


Identity and Impermanence

2020-09-23
Nicely done!


Dyssomnia

2020-09-21
A fine, if dismal, poem.


right to the south

2020-09-19
People everywhere are incurably bigoted. Racism is an easy form of bigotry.


Track & Field

2020-09-19
Har.


elemental

2020-09-19
There are a whole lot of hideous skyscrapers around, indicating that you are mistaken