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:

An Urban Romance

Air-conditioner refuse drizzled down
from dizzying rooftop heights,
onto parking-meter paradise
not too far from..
..an evening, well-spent
lying on a park bench,
next to a phone,
(not the epitome
of a telephone)
with you
on the other end of the line;
and your sleepy voice, refusing
simply to be drowned,
by the clamor of conversation
buzzing all around.
And hiding noiselessly in the bushes
-along with the absurdity of tomorrow-
were rats who eat right through you.

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