poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry you'll need to create a user id by typing a name and password in the box above and hitting 'New User'. If you just want to critique or jump into the discussion, however, you can go ahead and get started!

Random Poem:

Rain Storm

no one chooses the rain when
silver shocks the liquid-electric
pour-down in a low night sky
you stand alongside me watching time
drip to almost predawn wrapped
inside outside streak-wet droplets
we hoped it would choose
us, the creatures whose hearts await
dark, parched as sands burned bitter
soil of earth, of dust or crumbling clay
we are the realm of the heart
loam of soul deluged by rain
moistened chambers once crisped
brittle and dry now flooded so when  
our mouths full of rain water
choose each other
lightning kisses

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