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:

The Motorcyclist

accelerating till suspended,
a quicktime ghost-flight
through one-light towns,
a presence only intended
to slip in and out of scenes,
brushed here and there
with worn out leather,
old boots, torn jeans,
and wind blown hair
his hoss runs hotter
and screams at whip-quick
flicks of his wrist
fueling even faster
the rocket-ride infusion
of speed that finally resides,
burning in his veins until
exploding into seclusion
he rides
shifted, now transcended
into silent surroundings
where peaceful vibrations
have easily commanded
the last worried second
into a timeless trance
floating on a highway blur...
even past this instant
this heavenly glance

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