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:

Petrarchan Sonnet: Season of Change

Grateful am I for the warmth of your embrace,
when once I gave no thought
but focused on the trite, the bought
rather than the light that leads my heart to a steady race.
The season sweeps a kindness to your face,
and the fall of leaves is not
but a solemn reminder caught
in the gutters. The fire continues to burn in your place.
I tend to it, I await your return
but your muffler, your footfalls don't sound
and the wood and our dinner begins to burn--
relatives' faces turned round and round
from their smiles to frowns, they say
without words: "Unlucky, your love has gone away."

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