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:

One Skin

He took the edges of my pale skin,
painted them pink with his fingertips.
Touching my inner spaces,
he made stars arise
to give birth there,
in shining colors and
heedless, reckless cries of utter bliss.
The fragrance of our heat
remains like mist,
a shelter under which I lie
and watch him sleep.
While he is so far away in dreams,
I trace the edges of his dark skin
and with my fingertips,
I paint them pink.

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