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:

small gifts

we are memories,
pearls strung on sinew draped and woven over someone else's hands.
we finger each bead in passionate fits of nostalgia,
catching only our reflections in their shining whiteness
and hoping our teeth are strong enough to tear the tarnished from the lines.
look, if you pause long enough you can see which ones i've polished.
i've polished them for you.

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