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:

"Nonetheless" is the Happiest Ending Possible

In moments that were softly speaking
and hardly fleeting, the cool, summer sky
blue of your eyes met
the mid-winter, half-frozen sea
blue of mine somewhere
on a stumbling heartbeat horizon.  
In between nearly neglected breaths,
our words managed feeble attempts at
tapping the surface, rippling the waters,
of conversation.  A number
of moments later,
naked, in revealing
moonlight lay
our dreams,
our thoughts,
and our needs,
our somedays,
our somewheres,
and our everythings.
All floating and bobbing on that surface,
in deep water words, whose undertow threatened
to drown us in our own
Despite it all,
the waves washed us up
a little wet from more than just tears,
a little weathered inside and out,
a little further from home and familiarity;
but side by side,

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