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:


There is no bridge                                nor causeway between
your absence and                              my desire. It is
  a heavy log to carry                          whose weight will plunge it
down my mental chasm,                      to undefined depths of insanity,
from where anguish                            does not rise to be heard,
but muted by                                       a thick air of uncertainty
where love like a flame                         can only glow faintly.
  There is no reminder,                          or signal, nor smoke
that can rise                                      to advertise my longing
or traces of it                                     in burnt ashes or embers                
  for you to look upon,                       the monsoon rains drenched them,
pushing them onto our gap,            crashing down on sharp surfaces
to break up                                      like pieces of myself.

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