poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry, rate that of others, or start a new thread on the message board, 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 do that without logging in by typing your comment in the box under each poem or post.



Random Poem:

You believe in signs
opal

You believe in signs and portents,
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predictions, the great plays,
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Othello, Lear and Hamlet.
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I believe only in you.
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You believe in fairy tales,
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unlucky days, prophetic dreams
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of flight and empty echoing rooms.
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I believe only in your lies.
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You believe in a vague God,
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in some special saint; candles and incense
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to ward off evil that might lurk.
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I believe only in our sleepless nights
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and so deep is my faith in all that I believe,
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your omens can never reach it.
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  • Your body, I am.
  • Casualty of love
  • A Mothers Love
  • my cycle.
  • Childish Innocence and Blimps
  • As I Was Passing
  • Mr. Kaboomington
  • umbrellas responding to Rain
  • Burn Down Summer
  • Lilith
Recently Commented (expand)
  • Barefoot Boy
  • my cycle.
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  • Most dumped boyfriend (found poem)
  • perfect white noise
  • slowdancing around my existential meltdown
  • My Life.
  • things we do when we are empty
  • poetic burn out
  • Burn Down Summer
  • the psalms of wasps and other stinging insects
  • Stones crush beatles
  • When Love Dies
  • caught threads
  • lightness traveling, come undone
Recent Best (expand)
  • 1. The Sunflower Girl
  • 2. An Honorable Man
  • 3. Existentialist In God's Garden
  • 4. And I Have Loved Thee, Oh Shun
  • 5. saturdays and sundays at 6am
  • 6. \\ Now The Cat's Got No Whiskers \\
  • 7. //for ivan//
  • 8. hank and i press our hands
  • 9. This Is Your Last Chance
  • 10. the impoetic man
  • 11. wittgenstein's art ( a story in verse )
  • 12. mark'd
  • 13. Childish Innocence and Blimps
  • 14. You Kissed Like a Prostitute
  • 15. Squinting In The Dark
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