poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

gospel girl
spaces

I am Joan of many
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arcs, and arches -
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bowed bright beams
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formed to imitate truth,
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for there IS still truth
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in the seeming.
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I can cast my seeing stones
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gone dumb from disuse
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(like dead tongues and
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  deeper dreams);
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insisting upon divinity
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as though my course
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were charted cosmically.
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so yeah, I can make a bridge
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of light to spit us and split us
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so far away,
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a slender stair of stars
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ascending ever
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to a brighter place.
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but there is a sanctity
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of Two that cannot
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be disregarded:
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a constellations' coupling
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come to break open
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all hearts and heads,
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a darking dance made
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infinite by inclination,
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caught here in a strange
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chill book of rhymes
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and errant reason.
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