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:

The Alien

The beauty of purpose shapes all things
By its history defined and in this
Divinity – so fragile
Among this foreign people I am
Mightily human, bereft of certainty
Surrounded by unfamiliar ways
I can feel all my edges crumble away
My shaky truce with the universe
Crowns me with its indifference
In the cold wind and emptiness of
Faces all the emptiness of time
Which is only myriad possibility
Really life is always this floating
I look to the sky and give thanks

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