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:

London's a river bank

They've cleaned the River Wandle,
whose indigo dye had long been washed out.
Abandoned shopping trolleys will never rust
they've been removed.
Practical beautification or real estate
Suspicion pervades.
London is the ultimate Monopoly property board.
Streatham the new Brixton?
Offers too good to refuse -
rent too exorbitant.
Hail Clerkenwell manna reborn.
The pink Elephant and Castle
consigned to a financial milking,
a village corridor
raised by gentrification.
Investment is the new river
it washes like chloroform
reality transformed.

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