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:

For me

There’s black coffee and white sheet.
Timeless tie and the new trend.
Wind by the river and hair of the scalp.
Pianos are silenced and dreams have no rush.
It’s half past midnight and five minutes too late.
Thoughts inbox slowing down their pace.
What is a fly on the window to the mood?
Like a gap in the programme or pause on the LP.
There’s probability and the stars and atoms
one by one. There’s iridescent fear and music
on the radio playing not only for me.
There’s a bit of laziness and pieces of bread
for the birds that are now decaying in the grass.
I am
just as you wanted.
I am unfolding into this
new skin of mine.

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