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:

My Favorite Uncle is a Renaissance Man
sybarite

Classical violinist and avid photographer
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black and white, Hasselblad
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(digital is blasphemy)
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Sweet on Model T's, steam engines
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and bluegrass, when no one's looking.
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It would never occur to him
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to speak down to a child.
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As a girl, conversations ended
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with the bang of a starter's pistol,
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mad dash for the dictionary,
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fistfuls of vocabulary
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begging to be understood.
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He liked that I read,
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didn't matter what
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as long as I was reading.
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He's the only person
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who's ever asked me
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if I have favorite words.
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Years later, a conversation
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about a lack of destination,
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always going three directions at once.
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He recognized a kindred spirit
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of no fixed address and offered
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an avuncular pearl:
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Disregard maps and bibles.
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Destiny, for some of us,
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is the journey.
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