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:

Nothing Sinks Quickly

My headache is a wheel of cheese.
A wheel of cheese wanders aimlessly
through the desert.  The desert is an ocean
of thought.  The ocean has a million clams.
Clams cling to cruise ships circling
the tiniest Filipino islets.  Clams suck up
what's needed, cruise ships are cankerous
dreamscapes not to be mistaken
as islets of destination or avoidance
which are havens, yes, aspirin.
Aspirin never fall slowly through the air.

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