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:

discontent with clouds

Simple pleasures deceive my heart.
Give me a crown and I will give you
a broken neck.
Five days pass, five meals refused.
My stomach hurts while my mouth
fears involvement.
I am not smart, but wisdom resides in me,
for I buy a candle not only to warm my
hand, but also to light my path.
She speaks of a love so divine,
but this love of hers
I will never see.
She knows I crave her body-every inch is
where and how it should be.
Simple pleasures once again deceive me.
I am not one to look to you for rapture,
for you, I know, cannot fill the void.
But, through your view, I can see the
rolling, white hills of winter,
and when we touch
I can feel the clouds upon which
my feet desire.

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