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:

Mrs. Flanagan's Wild Volets

From across a black river he dreams
of the sweet perfume of Mrs. Flanagan’s wild violets
whose stems climb down her rickety porch, around broken beams
from the rusted gutters where they lie—and return.
Yet Mrs. Flanagan, walking
by the mantra of the Sun,
took the flower by its bud—balking—
pulled it away—unconcerned.

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