poetry critical

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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:

penumbra
nugunz

We slow danced to the sound of
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having so little space between our bodies,
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and the overcast sky, coiling
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outside our hotelroom window like a spring.
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She's manic smiling; neither her, nor I
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will leave things off on some Morrisonnote.
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My guitar is already packed away.
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I drove home from the airport between
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bouts of clarity and tears. feeling wretched,
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and loving her with all my notes in tune.
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That afternoon, it rained on Virginia
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harder than it had all year.
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The strings on my guitar were
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too damp and heavy to ring as true and
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I found it only right, poetically speaking
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that August was tangled in the tips of her hair
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like falling stars leaving trails in the dusk.
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And poignant that she
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take summer's end back home with her.
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It had been happier there,
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anyway.
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