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Poetry Forum. A poetry forum dedicated strictly to poetry. Poets can use this poetry forum for poetry workshops, sharing poetic techniques, discussing aspects of poetry, poetry publishing, and the poetry industry. Poetry forum members can enter poetry contests, post poems, and participate in the #1 poetry community on the internet.

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5/27/2016 12:55 PM - Bob Atkinson
How do I...?
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5/20/2016 12:18 PM - R.A. Marschall
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4/22/2016 7:15 AM - Rainbow Promise
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5/16/2016 2:29 AM - michele gay
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Post here if you're new to receiving a critique and you want "gentle" feedback on your poem. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!
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5/24/2016 6:03 PM - Ellie Thompson
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For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!
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5/22/2016 1:34 PM - Seth Diamond
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Do you need help editing a poem? Maybe English isn't your first language. Post poems or request help with a poem or english here.
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4/13/2016 3:15 AM - Bob Atkinson
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Writing Poetry
Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.
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3/22/2016 4:09 AM - Jolene Cheyney
Poetry Everything
Discuss your favorite poems, poets, and poetry books - analysis, ideas, hidden meanings, random thoughts, etc.
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5/17/2016 10:19 PM - Mara Rivers
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4/4/2016 12:57 AM - Rainbow Promise
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Post information about other useful poetry related websites and contests. Also report poetry scams.
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5/25/2016 6:44 PM - Samantha Withee
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Don't Post Poetry Here!!! Seeking relationship advice, romantic ideas or just want to express your feeling - Post Here!
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4/9/2016 11:29 PM - Jolene Cheyney
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4/30/2016 1:14 PM - Jolene Cheyney
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4/6/2016 9:07 AM - Saatyaki So Seshendra Sharma


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5/27/2016 12:55:52 PM
Topic:
Hello!

Bob Atkinson
Posts: 183
Cleo,
Benvenuti al gruppo. Si tratta di un gruppo di divertimento che hanno finalità e talenti diversi. È un sito ben progettato che presenta sia opportunità e le sfide. Partecipa spesso, come abbiamo bisogno del vostro talento e prospettiva. Saluti, Bob
5/27/2016 10:30:12 AM
Topic:
Hello!

Santy Russo
Posts: 1
Hello! I'm italian and I am not a poet. My name is Cleo, I am 34 and I am here to improve my english and to read some wonderful poem in english language. I write poems and novels in italian language, now I can also try to write poems in english.
5/27/2016 2:05:46 AM
Topic:
Darren

Darren White
Posts: 1
Many people tell me to start doing more with my poems than just share them with friends. I write my own poems.
My poetry is about survival. I have been in a terrible abusive situation, I survived it and am working my way to physical and mental health. My poems are a reflection of this.
5/25/2016 6:44:42 PM
Topic:
Contest how to find winners

Samantha Withee
Posts: 3
I'm looking for the "A First Line Prompt" contest winners
enter it but can't find the winners did it end yet

I'm new to this site so still learning, can't find it

Listed anywhere

Thanks.
5/24/2016 6:03:56 PM
Topic:
First poem I've ever wrote so looking for help

Ellie Thompson
Posts: 1
*warning bad language*




He's like hot chocolate

On a winters day

All sweetness and warmth


Sends shivers down my spine

When he speaks my name.


Making me tingle all over

But that's just his voice.

His body speaks volumes

Of pure naked poetry

Fills me with an urge

To trace every line

With my tongue

Lapping up every inch of him










**** me I'm whipped for the bleach blonde hot blooded cocky american fucker
5/22/2016 1:34:32 PM
Topic:
please comment need input

Seth Diamond
Posts: 5
Hi all, I beg that you read Generals Meet http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/generals_meet_act_1_scene_3_793975
I am looking for any input u have. Thanks!
5/22/2016 2:37:20 AM
Topic:
I have arrived!

Jolene Cheyney
Posts: 56
Hi Shawn. it's very nice to meet you. are you any relation to a poet named Jo Daniels?
5/21/2016 2:11:24 AM
Topic:
I have arrived!

Shawn Daniels
Posts: 1
If you don't know me you will soon enough....I'm Shawn and I am new here..If you read my poems you'll see I have a very active imagination. I can become anything and write it descriptively. I will make you envision and feel exactly what you read so enjoy
Peace Out
5/21/2016 1:16:12 AM
Topic:
Honest Critique please.

Bob Atkinson
Posts: 183
An amazing poem Karam. Leave it as is. Write another, believe you're a very good poet.
Great skill.
5/20/2016 12:18:10 PM
Topic:
italics insertion in contest format

R.A. Marschall
Posts: 1
Hello!
I hope you can help me. I'd like to enter a Poem for a Contest but I cannot figure out how to go about inserting italics in it. Thanks!


Richard
5/20/2016 11:00:14 AM
Topic:
good enough?

Seth Diamond
Posts: 5
I'm wondering if this poem is good enough "what scares me" under Seth Diamond. It was heavily censored by Poetry soup and I had to rewrite it from scratch. Need your input
5/19/2016 5:47:31 AM
Topic:
What it do?

Jill Booth
Posts: 1
Hello everyone, I am Jilly and new to the forum.
I am always writing poems , but mainly to encourage people to quit smoking. I am an administrator for a quit smoking site. I find poetry seems to get the message across.
5/18/2016 2:16:35 AM
Topic:
What it do?

Steven Delauder
Posts: 2
Just looking for a place to post some recent poems.
http://www.depressionforums.org/forums/topic/117589-creativity-when-depressed-part-two/?page=2

They can be found in there, probably won't post a couple of them. That is a forum for depression obviously. I am a combat veteran. Besides that facet, my life has been riddled with difficult problems and I've always seemed to be ridiculous situations. A lot of loss, a lot of pain. Gives me something to write about.
5/18/2016 1:36:45 AM
Topic:
Please tell me how awful this

Steven Delauder
Posts: 2
Fruitless

Eyes,
Cut,
Throat,
Shut,
Soon we'll be gone and forgotten,
Let,
The,
World,
Burn,
We're living in the reign of the Devil,
My,
Fight,
My,
Loss,
A righteousness that isn't lost but forsaken,
Dirt,
Dig,
Sand,
Blood,
Offer their cruelty with a sacrifice,
Cry,
View,
Sound,
Break,
The colors change when the rage begets the voices,

I am just another dam,
Holding back a faded a man,
There used to be a better plan,
But now I lie of who I am,
Because they will never understand,
Compromise my foundation,
Submission isn't a gift,
It is taken,

Smirk,
Face,
Glass,
House,
God never loved all his cowards,
Black,
Flag,
No,
Race,
Die hard politics because everyone is stupid,
Sweat,
Fall,
Doll,
Make,
The blood in my mouth the only thing that's foreign,
Dollar,
Faith,
Drug,
Farm,
Your lie is even worse than the Creator's,
Fang,
Kiss,
Scar,
Suck,
Very weak but forever powered,


It's feeling like another blame,
Lonely life but never change,
How do you know of what's to gain?
The words that leave your mouth is our bane,
So many feelings but all lead to pain,
A monster that lacks ignition,
To battle your truth,
That is really fiction.
edited by glfinding on 5/18/2016
edited by glfinding on 5/18/2016
edited by glfinding on 5/18/2016
edited by glfinding on 5/18/2016
5/17/2016 10:19:33 PM
Topic:
What is your style?

Mara Rivers
Posts: 1
Free style, creative prose.
5/16/2016 2:29:18 AM
Topic:
manuscript experts

michele gay
Posts: 1
Can someone help walk me through my chromebook settings and help me put together my manuscript, to send to publishing companies to publish?
5/15/2016 9:05:28 AM
Topic:
Honest Critique please.

jon best
Posts: 4
Very cool, I liked this a lot. I suppose this is similar to the previous suggestion, but there were a few lines that felt that they could be shortened by a syllable or two, just so that it flowed a little smoother.
I don't think it needs much at all though, here is my quick rewrite of stanza two:
Through mist and morbid mire I went
To where the gargoyles dwell-
A guest whose soul was spent to meet
The host - The king of hell!

Best of luck
5/15/2016 8:39:14 AM
Topic:
communication ( im new how is this poem)

jon best
Posts: 4
hey there,
I like your poem. I don't feel qualified enough to say too much about it as its a style that I'm not too familiar with, however I felt that the tense was a little bit off, near the end. I wonder if you perhaps meant:
'Have just never
BEGUN
Communication.'
As opposed to 'began'.
edited by jonbest on 5/15/2016
5/15/2016 8:31:18 AM
Topic:
Joyous Arrival of Winter

jon best
Posts: 4
I was just about to suggest some punctuation, and then i continued reading and saw your note underneath :P
So skipping that point, there is just one thing that stood out to me and I would suggest maybe a slight rewording. It was the using of "as once again" on two of the lines.
I would try maybe;
"for, once again darkness"



or perhaps



"for, once again I can venture outside."
"as now I can venture outside."
"Once more I can venture outside."

Etc. I just feel that in a poem this short, there is no need to reuse the same phrase.
Hope I helped
5/15/2016 4:45:30 AM
Topic:
On Two Old Characters at the Bus Stop

jon best
Posts: 4
I like this a lot. It's a cool subject matter with an endless source of inspiration, as it just takes a little bit of overheard conversation. The ending is nice, too, comparing the people at the stop to the wandering pigeons poking around for bread crumbs. The only thing that threw me a tiny but was the irregular rhyming, but I think that's more to do with this style being different to what I'm used to, than any actual problem with the piece.




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