poetry critical

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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:

To Recline Upon the Heavens

To Recline Upon the Heavens
As we consider the proper
circumstance for this glorious
retelling of such allegory
originally reserved for
secret societies within
the confines of arcane burrows,
I want to make absolutely
certain this tale will be believed.
Stupendously great events have
taken place in relation to
high minded ideals we find both
engaging and compelling and
yes, even a bit disruptive.
Make yourself suitably composed
and we shall define this mythos.
Known, of course, are inscrutable
elephants and the abiding
mastery they display every
year as, steadfast, they journey North,
South, East, and West searching in an
ocean of wild jungle and plain
until they discover that one
location where they might rest a
bit and start their meditation.
Laboriously they settle,
each inspecting their table for
enticing fare and sumptuous
delicacies that will stave the
siren calls of hunger as they
open their minds to the thoughts and
musings required to solve the
unsolvable and finally
capture the dreams that will foment
happiness, friendship, and comfort.
Does the significance of this
occasion impress you with the
importance of your place in the
design or do you view this as
effectively disposable;
similar to napkins made of
paper, used once and thrown away?
I cannot see your reaction.
So, we spoon feed the knowledge to
everyone in hopes that kindness,
that sweet milk of human nature,
has the grand opportunity
envisioned by these indulgent
masters of guileless reflection.

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