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:

Ardor woolgathering

Drunk on bliss
we waft like smoke on water,
featherlite hearts intertwining,
igniting in fiery magenta and tangerine passion.
Willfully blind,
we pray our claims will have a semblance of authenticity,
but we're just glowing embers being stoked by cupid’s cold steel arrow,
a pair of unwelcomed gifts in the scrutinized aftermath of a distant future.
Naivety green lighted,
we walk barefoot on this glass shard strewn road called love,
fearless and driven by impulses impossible to think through
while gluttonous lust leaves cancerous bruises only time’s ointment can heal.
Hopefulness laced with skepticism our inevitable downfall
we clasp hands and kiss anyway,
affectionately imparting these flaws on the pearls of our wisdom,
racing to embrace this double-edged joy of being human.

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