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:

Bring Water Upon Waking

This bed, my island,
flickers in the far blue
from where you stand on the mainland
waiting for a ferry.
Bring a basket for the shells.
Bring a thin blanket.
Come soon if you can.
The sun will set and pull
salted streaks of faded denim
back into itself
leaving myriad tidal pools
brimful with black taffeta
shining with the false assurances of night.

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