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:

ode to sun baked worms on a summer sidewalk

i am dreaming of a boat made from the doors
of a house we once lived in
we are drifting across the sound
through a thick morning fog
sitting at opposite ends of the boat
i can only make out your silhouette
i imagine this to be what it was like
just before sunlight hit the valley
before the sounding of the bugle
and the first volley kissed
our forefather's flesh
my shadow will touch your shadow
before touching the surface of the water
something moves beneath the boat
something moves within our heart
some thing is knocking at the door

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