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:

Father's Pianis

He lived longer,
while they bloomed larger,
withering as they delivered big,
in exact proportion.
He searched sieved soil
for nuggets locked in burnished seeds,
tugging at junk chucked in his hedge.
fag packets strangled among neglected weeds
July breezes eased them side to side,
waving towards neighbours trimmed lawns
bordered by weary shoots,
soon dug back down into roots of Autumn.
His blazing pianis defied decay,
all still stood on Christmas Day.

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