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:

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The river shines at night
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one long sliver of the moon
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the hills rise up and argue across the valley
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and there amid the brightness
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and the darkness and the swiftness
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and the speaking and the silence
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I imagine what the rushes might be thinking:
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does choosing make the  morning come, one wonders
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then  hesitation
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must make the night seem long
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if the night is not a time to dream, to sail,
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a bird with wings, another says
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of eyes imagining their own brightness
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even if it seems to fade
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with the rising of the sun
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though a thousand hills
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dreaming the same thing
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imagine they have glimpsed the truth
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is truth a secret kept from rebels by the moon
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another asks, certain of the opposite,
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unable to explain
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what makes the given suddenly so special,
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how turbulence transforms
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into works of the state of some secret art
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river in the middle of the night
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the spirits of the hills
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on either side are flowing
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down like rain
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to you
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