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Lawrence Beck

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reverse model

2023-01-31
I heartily endorse your last sentence.


trumpism

2023-01-30
All around the world, there are generals who are very rich businessmen. They are not good people.


The Singing-Woman from the Wood's Edge

2023-01-30
Well-crafted whimsy.


babel

2023-01-24
Since everyone's voice is heard now, I guess that the stupid and insane have benefitted most.


0530 Sunday

2023-01-23
I thought that I was the only one who brooded so on desolate drives. Nicely done, Joe.


Road Warriors

2023-01-16
Nicely done, Joe. There's something that reminds me of Jack London in this.


February 2017

2023-01-10
This fine poem illustrates an important notion. The subject of any work of art is far less important than the treatment of it. The subject of this poem doesn't amount to much. The treatment of it is what warrants praise.


Love…Among The Ruins

2023-01-10
A twilit sort of poem. Nicely done, Joe.


The Poet

2023-01-10
Bravo!


This Lazy Day

2023-01-08
Sounds delightful.


forgetfulness

2023-01-08
This is a very nice, spare poem.


A Puzzling Idea

2023-01-07
Even if some wanted to join, they probably wouldn't.


BEFORE THE MOMENT IS OVER

2023-01-05
This is an intriguing, kaleidoscopic poem.


Encore Une Fois!

2023-01-05
Very nice.


Infinite Musings

2023-01-04
I believe that you're right, Joe. The matter and energy which are us will persist. They always have been and always will be. The charade of consciousness, on the other hand, is transitory.


P like Planet

2022-12-30
At the planetary level, human life and all life is just a phenomenon which takes place, a process with no more meaning than the waves on the ocean.

You are right, though, to say that humans view every planet as "a carrot to peel." Look at the plans which already are being drawn up for the moon and Mars.


A TOAST OF SEASONS GREETINGS

2022-12-24
A fine "card," Allen. Thank you, and the best to you, too.


Happy Christmas

2022-12-21
We'll be waiting patiently, Elle. I hope that you start to feel better soon.


Snapshot

2022-12-20
First class writing, Thomas.


NO NEW BREATH

2022-12-14
A very affecting poem, Allen.


Square Foot of Ground

2022-12-13
Wonderful miniature!


A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME

2022-12-09
As one gets older, one focuses more and more on who (and what) have been lost.


the Indians

2022-12-08
Even now, white people are certain that they are the gods, and all others are savages.


forcefully experiencing

2022-12-06
Not necessarily. It is best if you can realize that you have finished, and stop.


Rondeaux d'Amour

2022-11-28
Hmm. Very peculiar.


Time, Real and Imaginary

2022-11-21
Thank you! It's always such a pleasure to read a poem by Coleridge.


brain power

2022-11-21
I'm not so sure. There are many brilliant people who are miserable, and many idiots who are quite content.


a morning

2022-11-14
Well done!


the ancients

2022-11-11
It depends on who you are and where you live. What if you're a native Nigerian or even a white American living in Mississippi?


CONTRADICTIONS

2022-11-09
Yes, we can't know until the time comes, but we can hope that there is justice somewhere in the cosmos.


METAMORPHOSIS

2022-11-03
A fine meditation, Allen. Personally, I see no distinction between the "living" and the "dead."


Ramblings 623

2022-11-03
It's true. No matter where we go, we almost always are alone.


present

2022-10-31
Heraclitus would agree.


Odes From Horace. - To Apollo. Book The First, Ode The Thirty-First.

2022-10-31
'Twould seem that, at this juncture,
Such insipid dreck
Should have been banished
From the canon. What the heck?
Again, the fifty thousandth time
We have to hear
Of gurgling brooks and shepherds' hooks,
And cups of crimson wine, not beer.
Why smear the day with British verse,
So soft and foul with rot
That tongues and minds, repulsed, cry out,
“Is this all you have got?”


Ramblings 622

2022-10-29
Give it all some time. Your life has drastically changed, but probably not for the worse.


A Gentle Autumn Day

2022-10-28
Nicely done, Joe. It's good to hear from you again.


Money the perfect deceiver of values.

2022-10-26
Unfair and unjustifiable, hierarchies are real. Humans seem unable to live without them.


Saturday Afternoons

2022-10-25
First-class writing, Thomas.


Potage Andalouse

2022-10-24
A lovely remembrance, Elle.


IMAGES IN THE MIRRORS

2022-10-24
A fine meditation on alienation, Allen.


Devil's Tarantula

2022-10-20
Thanks for the warning. Turks do seem to be a dangerous people. Just ask the Armenians and Kurds.


conundrum (4)

2022-10-20
Answer to the first question: "spirit" is an illusion.

Answer to the second question: absolutely.


#1 MR SMITH CUTS HIS GRASS

2022-10-18
Nicely done, Allen.


advance of the hermit of Chester (1066A.D.)

2022-10-15
A fine history!


thinking out loud

2022-10-13
1. When is the world not a crook's paradise?

2. This is not an era of progress. It is one of retrogression. I am useless nevertheless.


ears

2022-10-12
True, but what can you do? Also, have you seen what the "exquisite professors and honorable gentlemen" are reading? After you have, you may not hold them in such high esteem.

By the way, it's ridiculous to claim that readers don't judge what they're reading. Everybody judges everything.


untitled

2022-10-11
It's definitely a crucial choice.


THERE WERE FIREWORKS

2022-10-10
I have the good fortune to be living with a woman who lit such fireworks for me 45 years ago. There were others before her. It occurred to me recently that I never think of them, and I don't care what happened to them.


The Surest Thing

2022-10-08
Maybe your need grows greater because no one is around.


books

2022-10-08
I say no. What's taught isn't always worth learning. Sometimes, it isn't even true.