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:

Un-intentional Revision
BlueNymph

Sparkling sapphire eyes
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read me like an open book;
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gold letters on black paper,
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bound in human flesh
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and blood.
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Silently, it's read aloud,
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in an aria of laughter and tears.
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Smoky scars lift off the spine,
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and fill the room
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with haze.
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The ink rubs off on callused hands
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which slowly turn its pages;
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smudging words, smearing lines,
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leaving swirly thumbprints in
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the corners.
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And as it's closed and tucked away
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in a shadow upon a dusty shelf,
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new stains appear along the spine
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from callused hands and
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sapphire eyes.
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