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:

Brazilian Sensuality

short burst of the bongo drum
as my ears
and the thickness of the air
startle me awake
earthen jars and tepid water in my nose
the blur becomes sharp  
the darkness a hazed yellow
lush greens and bamboo browns
the rythym of the morning song
enunciated quacks of a toucan
hollow tubes of wood smashing together
a roll
a twitch
a roll
a stretch
the soft and dry and smooth clay
like an old baseball diamond
half covered in grass
dances with my favorite sense
a very new but familiar world
just blossomed in my head
the first thing about this place that I remember
is that few real men
survive a
BOA being wrapped around their neck

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