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:

Moments Desired

Sensations called forth
A ceramic idol found
        in an old jasmine terrace
Each of her cornrows a rounded egg,
        a door to a thousand lives
Making love in the vineyard
        of the Sun King
The decisive, glorious victory.
        Armada sails arcing into oblivion
To watch a lunar silhouette engulf the sun
        alongside Thales—
"It is
        As you predicted"
A friend's interest
        in a book you cherish
Its return greeted
        with dinner and song
Experience: all kinds of song
        drunk on, absorbed into now
There are millions
        I do not remember—
Moments I ask for
        scars left by pleasure alone

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