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:

Irises
unknown

There is a number
 1
of relaxed blooms
 2
in a row
 3
that have fallen asleep,
 4
toppled over.
 5
 
 
Their sensitive red lake pigments
 6
will eventually fade
 7
in time with everything
 8
from warm violet
 9
to cold blue.
 10
 
 
Their petals just appear
 11
to unfurl
 12
loose wrinkled tongues
 13
from old leather
 14
work boots
 15
that flower with colors
 16
from the low-key palette
 17
of Saint Remy
 18
 
 
teased out
 19
to a lesser blossoming
 20
of emotion,
 21
watch their sadness grow
 22
and flourish, pangs of doubt,
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my loss equips them
 24
in this cloistered garden.
 25
 
 
Their long stems flourish
 26
in the ground,
 27
somehow upwards they uncurl
 28
into tiny
 29
crescent moons.
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