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:

compensation
unknown

these very low ideas
 1
these linear games, the sinking feeling
 2
in my chest as my attention
 3
is brought back to the world
 4
 
 
back to curiosity
 5
fertile lines and joyful need
 6
the constant rain that promised me
 7
new thought and continuity
 8
i am choking on the years
 9
so scant but so significant
 10
wasted on erasing, growing complacent
 11
so eager to punctuate
 12
with staccato dots and exclamations
 13
my futile individuation
 14
(i knew all there is to know
 15
i had changed my very bones
 16
reached the zenith of my growth
 17
i was infallible as stone)
 18
but i was stupid and i'm young
 19
still learning where the water runs
 20
forever downstream and back to the air
 21
 
 
fighting tears, embracing fear
 22
promising dissatisfaction
 23
opening eyes swollen shut
 24
by flagrant nonreaction
 25
a hand to the heavens and a hand to the earth
 26
heart to the universe, ears to the dirt
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