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:


Marbles filled with sunlight,
dance on ceramic floor.
Your blue eyes catch them carefully,
your mind flicks them away.
Sad apparitions of what is to come,
the past is nowhere to be found,
and the future has won.
Your breath is dewy,
salty to the taste.
You've been playing with the ocean waves again.
Trying to catch those dreams,
the ones that float on whitecaps.
Hold me in your pocket.
Snap the snaps closed.
There is no way this can let us go.

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