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:

My voice

I have never met you
but you travel
with the sound of bells hanging on a pagoda
ornament in a distant
japanese garden
You're as fast as the percussion
of bulletshells ignited
in a flintlock
I never miss you
and yet your music is a part of me
I especially hear you in my friends
They tell me
what you have said
I wish I could sit you on my lap
like a Greek woman
playing a harp
and enjoy playing you
running my fingers over your strings
making a web of beautiful music
by now I don't remember
what isn't you
I've heard you in all my dreams
but they were never yours

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