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:


They congregate in the tip of the tower
of their soaring ambitions,
discussing new words and more
effective grammatical creations—
but they still can't seem to fly
too high. They've got the beat,
and while they meet can't help
but admit their newest excitements
in human enticements.
But they just can't reach the sky.
Oh, flock of shimmering pidgins,
don't get strained by the stress
of your limited success.
Shift and turn among your newest
features and you'll keep all tongues
of your speakers away from the weak
attributes you still possess—
You'll soon be the highest-flying creoles,
and no language will be ready for it.
But these blueprints get so dingy when
the words just don't seem to come together,
make dream-reaching a floppy feather.
Guess that's the bliss
of human digress.

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