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:

An obsolete waltz.

aimlessly humming tunes
of an antique song
or forgotten nursery rhyme
taught to you since birth
now fragments, lost in
curdled caverns of your
gray-haired brain
in a chicagoland taxi-cab
you smelled of tobacco
peppermints and lozenges.
i sat next to you
your zaftig arms
a stage for dancing, wispy hairs
almost around me
but not quite
you don't visit anymore, papa

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