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

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

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