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:

working towards nirvana

The problem with consciousness  
is that it can travel faster than
the carcass that protects it.  
During the meeting's break  
he got up and rested his
forehead against the solid cold clarity  
of the window pane; a welcome  
reprieve from the stifling
circus of lukewarm conversations.  
As winds tapped on the window,  
compressed his face until it  
joined the music of planar
vibrations;  exhaled
ghosts of condensation  
-reflection fogged over-
opened the latch and leapt.

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