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:

Your Coral

I want to drown
in your arms
feel your ocean
consume me whole
cold and deep
I will let your coral
gash my chest
my frozen breast open
to spill my heart
and soul across the floor
like tiny jewels;
a fabulous feast
for the snakes and bees.
And when the end comes
in the form of holy loneliness
they will bow and scoop me
up into their arms
and bring me home
to a familiar stone;
an altar near the fire
that once embraced

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