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Lawrence Beck

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In Dreamland

2020-02-13
Nice, loose, sort of jazzy, rhyming.


Overwhelming

2020-02-10
Nicely done.


Postcard Poem 8

2020-02-05
A perfect description!


earthland

2020-02-03
Nothing, I suppose. They are written out of the exchange.


Another Poem

2020-02-02
And what a poem it is. Excellent writing, Tom.


Chapter One

2020-01-26
Nice!


Avocado

2020-01-26
Such solid, grounded writing. It's great to hear from you again.


You Worthless

2020-01-23
A well-drawn, if grim, portrait. It could have been painted by Breugal. I'm quite familiar with the neighborhood.


Cultural disdain

2020-01-23
Yes, it is heartbreaking when you no longer can force people with different backgrounds to bow down to yours. Trump sees that. Hitler did, too.


Still Life

2020-01-17
This made me think of Vermeer. That's definitely a compliment.


Storm Haven

2020-01-16
Very nice, Joe. After the description of the fierce storm, the ending provides a great contrast.


Firelight Impasto

2020-01-14
Very nice, Joe.


Pittville Falls

2020-01-13
As has been noted in various circumstances, size doesn't matter. I'm sure that Pittville's falls, so nicely described, are lovely.


How Can I Pardon

2020-01-13
Nicely done.


Abecedarian for the Lost Souls

2020-01-10
Bravo! You've made damned good poem despite the severe constraints.


What Sells Best

2020-01-09
Sold and avidly consumed. I confess to being baffled. (Barnum wasn't.)


The Drowsing Period

2020-01-09
Nice! Here's to the better days to come.


Audrey

2020-01-09
A ton of fun, this one.


Waterbirth

2020-01-07
A sequence I have witnessed probably hundreds of times (who can say how many jade plants are in this house?), but I've never heard it so gracefully described.


What you think by Ann Wood

2020-01-07
We all make mistakes. Why would we not accept others who do?


untitled

2020-01-07
I'm 66 years old, and I've never seen so many undisguised expressions of bigotry around the world. There seems not to be anywhere one can go to be among tolerant, decent people. Even the Danes stooped to banning headscarves, just to be nasty.


Primordial Angst

2020-01-07
I'm with Tom. This is an enjoyably vigorous poem.


the unexpected

2020-01-07
Nice! You've captured the feeling of being outside before dawn when you're in the country.


Make It New

2020-01-03
Becoming authentic is a laborious process, but you're not facing it. You're already doing it


And There Is No Flaw In Thee

2020-01-02
Channeling Mr. Thomas, it seems.


An artist's vision

2020-01-02
Delightful.


Ramblings 493

2020-01-02
Not so.


At the Shrine

2020-01-02
I wouldn't be surprised if she did.

We could spell out our torments, letter by letter
Or hope that this dawning new year goes well.
Surely, the latter course suits us better.
Hope helps us, Ghosn-like, flee from hell.


2020

2020-01-02
Have great year, Albert.


[01 Jan 2020] - Best wishes

2020-01-02
A happy (and more relaxed) new year to you, too.


Grand Old Party

2019-12-31
Nicely rhymed, sadly accurate.


Sanctuary

2019-12-30
Well done, Joe.


The Heart is where the home once was...

2019-12-23
It must be heartbreaking to see this happening to someone you love.


Congregation

2019-12-23
A lovely winter poem. It's good to have you back. Ever since PoetBay switched servers, this question mark problem has been with us. You can fix it by publishing your poem and then editing it to put in the correct punctuation.


Here We Go Again

2019-12-23
A scary situation. Do you just wait it out?


The Words Will Come

2019-12-23
A truth, entertainingly delivered.


Postcard from Madrid

2019-12-19
You seem to like your poems to be very descriptive. In this case, especially, you've found the perfect subject for that sort of writing. Bravo!


Ramblings 485

2019-12-19
I'm with Tom. This is a very pleasant, well-delivered vignette.


Notebook: December 18

2019-12-18
All I need is one line, a hook with which
To draw out an old sorrow or grievance,
Something which may have been on my mind,
And, at that hook, thrust into the ground,
Lines coalesce. A poem is formed, at once
Craft and creature, one which will perish
If tortured too much. Most often,
I leave them alone.


violet and black

2019-12-17
Nice.


Love Song

2019-12-08
I fully agree with Joe.


Frisson Of Delight

2019-12-06
Nicely done. Good luck.


On Awakening

2019-12-04
Wonderful! I still can recall the dream I had a week or so ago. Acres and acres of avocados had been dumped onto snowy land not far from my house. I roamed the piles, searching for ones which hadn't been frozen.


Notebook: November 30

2019-12-02
A little messy, but affecting, a Dylan Thomas-y sort of poem.


The tortoise

2019-11-26
This is an intriguing poem, as some tortoises live many,many years. Even so, does a tortoise feel that its life is very brief?


spy

2019-11-26
This question ends up consuming itself. Is it actually true that you are able to recognize the truth, but unable to tell it?


Found Poetry

2019-11-26
That's not a pretty image.


I love Saturday's by Ann Wood

2019-11-26
A perfect description of how Saturdays should be.


America

2019-11-22
An interesting work, one which slots in between Whitman and Ginsberg.


the existence of god

2019-11-21
An interesting thought.