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:


Twin imploring arms
Thrust up at me.
Two exclamation marks joined to the torso.
I pick her up, sit her on the hozzle of my arm, and mood veers from
Petulance to incandescence.
The soft sun after a summer rainstorm.
She looks up.
Gazes at the amorous oak boughs.
Thoughts. Gestures. Feelings.
You have many questions for me And I, I so many for you, my dear.
In time.
I gently introduce her feet back to the earth. Casual acquaintances.
My large hand envelops her nimble fingers.
No stress, no strain.
Along the coarse sidewalk, our feet cause us to amble.
Unsure of our destination.
No complaints, no questions.
Two arms connected by unspoken promises.

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