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:


(and i'm years in the past,
thoughts trailing behind the present
like a thread caught
on the jagged edge of memory)
the dusty mineral scent of chalk
mingled with the damp odour of
pricey white and cheap amber glue,
feel of a faux-wood desktop
under flourescent light
and light valiantly failing
to break properly through the plastic windowpane
still managing to illuminate
the wonder in my pupils
(the thread snaps and i shoot forward,
stumbling into your arms;
eager, i vow
to start taking better notes )

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