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:

In Me Creates Poetry

The full moon
through the trees
in me creates poetry.
Transpose my secrets
so they are in another key: minor,
lesser, like loose threads on your jacket
that you forget are there. Where
I am at peace: in whispered tales
by a single flashlight,
by the woods
as we break rules,
boys with girls and girls with boys!
I know the cold
ground under fingers and the leaning
on shoulders and arms and legs
of people who are new. Even you
create poetry
by battling me;
out of madness comes magic,
I am no longer a lifeless body
fumbling down this wilderness road
trying to find my soul
in a darkness so complete
that I could not see my limbs,
and this was the fear:
I could be anything in this world.
I claimed
the blindness,
the fear,
the questioning
of why I’m here,
and gave them a place
amongst happy thoughts—
so that they, too,
in me create poetry.

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