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:

"...well, not really."

i was drunk, on the yesterday lines,
arriving like ants to carry storm
clouds. their slow ranks forming,
assembling, disassembling with
the clarity of the death-bound.
the lines- the hearts formed
out of them like paper machete,
wrangled symbols, sighs and
"i have never loved anyone quite
like you..."
song-sung-singing rose petals
trance formed vows and throes
of heart dance, rapturous;
my tongue roped into blistered
noose. slick felt sweat, hair
matted to skull as skin
slips into a puddle
on grainy altar.  
and so, so dull!
bored out of my mind, i fashion
little scenes for artifice,
for effect of creation
and watch as the world beneath
me quakes, its
swollen brain
swarmed with the pestilence
of laughter.

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