poetry critical

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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:

Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

Beyond the stars and far, far out,
beyond a shadow of a doubt,
yet close as anything you find
within the chambers of your mind...
there is a kingdom known to be
the realm of creativity.
Therein lies the artist's brush,
the author's pen, the actor's blush.
And all the music yet unplayed,
drifts in endless serenade.
Listen closely with your heart,
for there, the melody will start.
With luck, the notes may reach your ear
and you will be the first to hear
those secret symphonies unwind,
performing concerts in your mind.
Sparkling fields of colored stones
all different textures, shapes and tones
could be transformed by anyone
into the paintings, yet undone.
Observe the world within your heart
then with your brush and palette start
to stroke the canvas lovingly...
and you will be the first to see
the images appear behind
this window to your soul and mind.
Rivers of unwritten prose
winding through the far meadows
are filling quiet pools of thought
with phrases every poet sought.
And there, elusively they dwell
within the pool of your inkwell.
The inkwell tips and words spill out
beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Where ink and paper finally mate,
there shall you communicate
feelings kept inside the heart,
unto the world, you now impart.
In this land of pageantry,
grace and spontaneity,
all creative spirits find
refuge in the fertile mind.
Imagination brings them out,
beyond a shadow of a doubt!

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