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Lawrence Beck

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Two dogs, a camera, and a sunburned man

2021-08-02
This poem is, itself, a nice little portrait.


Koan Resolved

2021-08-02
Grim but funny!


Chattering

2021-08-01
I'm not sure that I would be able to tell when a budgie was being lugubrious, but chatter of any sort can be off-putting.


It could be anywhere

2021-07-30
True. It doesn't have to be expensive or wrapped. It just has to be a sign that you mean something to somebody (which, though you may forget, you always do).


We are all equal...but

2021-07-30
Oh, well. At least you're ahead of the wood block.


Planet F.

2021-07-30
Sounds wonderful...the place and the poem.


Saturday Night Rhapsody

2021-07-30
The details have changed, but the melody hasn't.


scale

2021-07-27
Life at high altitudes as natives live it, small within, huge without. Well done.


Freedom Should You Dare

2021-07-25
I suspect that you're right.


Beware the Lord Skye

2021-07-24
Fine writing.


A Day With Starlight Solo

2021-07-23
I have nothing to add to what the others have said. This is very nice.


Treasured Island

2021-07-23
Delightful!


"Mysterious Ways" Isn't a Satisfactory Answer

2021-07-23
"Imaginative psychopath." An excellent description of that guy in the Old Testament.


avoirdupois

2021-07-21
Good one.


Par for the Course

2021-07-21
Yeah, maybe. I once was prescribed a medicine which listed blindness as a rare side effect. I hoped for the best and took it anyway. I may still be taking it. So far, so good.


The koala machine

2021-07-21
A very nice poem and, as the video shows, one that accurately describes its subjects. After four children, we have accumulated quite a few of those entombed toys.


Love; What If

2021-07-20
I believe that you're right. The you you think that you are is not the one your lover loves.


A Day Without The Net

2021-07-20
Agreed! To a large degree, aging is the process of learning too much, anticipating too much, and, as a result, becoming depressingly risk averse. Your prescription helps to counter this.


Somewhere

2021-07-20
This is wonderful.


Thoughts On Herds

2021-07-18
Without doing any research, I'm guessing that a coward is one who is cowed, but that thought only further complicates things. Do cows cow?


Thoughts On Flights

2021-07-18
Fine observations, Joe. It seems that, no matter what we do, we're screwed.


Pirouette

2021-07-16
Well said. Grandkids are like that, aren't they?


Sonnet: O Liberty!

2021-07-14
True!


Tropic of Cancer

2021-07-14
Killer imagery, Joe.


King of the Lake

2021-07-13
I am out of superlatives, but still captivated. This may be one of your best.


Allurement

2021-07-12
Well, now, that one's a little peculiar.


On the shores of Upper Lake

2021-07-11
Excellent.


our intention and so gentle . . . this rain

2021-07-11
I'm a little dense. I didn't get the connection between these two poems at first. Both describe how something gentle can lead to the bursting forth of something else. Nicely done.


Morpheus’ Potion

2021-07-11
Well done, Joe. Lovely thought, too.


Lessons

2021-07-11
There is a very attractive calm confidence in this poem.


How the Sausage is Made

2021-07-09
Ouch! Well done!


The Awakening

2021-07-09
I guess that surviving isn't always a great victory.


this is me

2021-07-09
One hopes. This a fine description of what we all do.


Flies and Conservatives

2021-07-09
The poem was meant to be a sardonic reflection on the relative worths of flies and conservatives. It was not intended to be a policy analysis (which probably would have been neither funny nor interesting). I felt that I adequately summarized the whole of conservative thought by labeling it "dead."


These Parties

2021-07-08
Well said!


Ramblings 566

2021-07-08
It sounds like you had a painful, exhausting day. What made it good was the hope that you were given. Perhaps things will begin to get better.


Two moon poems

2021-07-07
Both poems are very amusing.


In Which a Conversation Commences

2021-07-06
It'll be interesting to see where this goes.


Century Porch

2021-07-05
Fine work, Joe. We don't have a tiled porch, but we do have a marble entryway. My son's dog loves to soak up its coolness after she's been outside.


To .... ....

2021-07-05
Are we to assume that things didn't work out for these two?


My Daily Walk

2021-07-05
Well said, Joe. This time of year, he who hesitates will be cooked.


dawn

2021-07-05
Such quiet, delicate writing, perfectly suited to its subject.


FT of The HyperTexts :>)

2021-07-03
Congratulations!


Rainbows

2021-07-02
This has all that I look for in an Elle poem, fine descriptions of the present, recollections, and longing for a more satisfactory future. It's very enjoyable.


[01 Jul] - Community poll | Posting limit?

2021-07-02
I'm not in favor of any limits. Though I sometimes find it annoying when writers bombard us with poems presented separately, or single submissions consisting of innumerable works, I remember how I felt, years ago, when I was invited to join a site for a select few poets, and then was told that I was writing too much. I left the site. If you think that someone is writing excessively, you can skip some of their submissions.


high coot

2021-06-30
This is nice. I had no idea.


Tecumseh Road

2021-06-30
Great writing, Joe.


Ramblings 565

2021-06-30
Hmm. Sounds familiar.


Duckci (a bar joke )

2021-06-30
Pathetic.


Attention (with translation)

2021-06-29
Welcome Google, our latest English-as-second-language bard.