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:


The looking glass is dim, but there she lies-
The nymphet with her eyes so cold and clear.
Like pearls that fall from serpent's mouth, she cries-
A plea that echoes in her eyes so queer.
All prayers die in that oblivion,
And neither pain not pleasure pierces through.
No lingered tears to sting when else is gone,
Poor pleading fey, who are you praying to?
One god has kept you, pretty pet, as whore,
One god has slain the other, won your soul.
The everlastin man whose cross you bore,
Will laugh before he falls, behind him hell.
O tortured angel, when did darkness take you?
O demon martyred, how long till they break you?

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