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Literary Spotlight

nostaligia i've kept under my bed
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


Goodbyes
by ForeverYoung299 in Poetry » Realistic


All petals are about to fall
by ForeverYoung299 in Poetry » Realistic


Lost time
by BrokenHeartsAri in Poetry » Romantic


Flower
by ForeverYoung299 in Poetry » Literature


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    Write the worst poem you can.

    poetry can be a silly thing imagery put into a string words made to rhyme don't waste your time this one's really boring.

    Hkumar
    Hkumar - 6 hours ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    Carlito is Noveling

    From the other day... 500 words: DONE Roll: 6, 9, 6, 3, 6 (4 more tries....) 800 words: Roll: 6, 6, 5, 10, 7, 4, 6, 8 I EVEN WENT ...

    Carlito
    Carlito - 8 hours ago

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    chi's chaart

    Random lady I've never met drawing ~ looks eerily similar to a lady I've seen in a nightmare though so that's cool.

    chikara
    chikara - 9 hours ago

  • Forums » Welcome Mat
    Hello from England!

    Woo, poetry! :smt026

    Meshugenah
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    About me :)

    hi quirks! welcome to yws! :) I'm glad you're already getting situation around the site~ definitely post some blogs here if you want. I used to be big into blogging ...

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    Yoshi Forgot To Make This So They Will Now

    welcome, yoshi if you have any questions you can always poke me because I am full of answers

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    Code tests

    that didn't take her own advice

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    The Beehive

    I didn't think I was going to end up writing today by the time I actually sat down to do anything (: but I got through it. Wasn't quite as ...

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    I'm Writing, Come Join Me!

    I'm chilling in here writing Chapter 3 of "These Long Five Nights". I will be in and out of it, so please don't be surprised if I suddenly leave:

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  • Forums » Writers Corner
    Novel plotting

    Hi! I’m currently working on the first draft of my novel, and it’s about 220+ book pages so far. Unfortunately, i am really not that far along with my plot, ...

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    The Dyatlov pass

    So there is a Russian story that I would like to write about. Does anybody know russian culture, about the dyatlov pass strory and I would even just like to ...

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  • Forums » Poetry Discussion
    The Poem of the Week

    Blacksmith Shop by Czeslaw Milosz I liked the bellows operated by rope. A hand or a foot pedal – I don’t remember. But that blowing and blazing of fire! And ...

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    Call for poetry and art submissions! COOP Zine

    (Paging all contributors! Thank you so much for your contribution to our chickeny little zine!!) @whatchamacallit @Arcticus @SirenCymbaline @alliyah @MaybeAndrew @Carina @Magebird @Soundofmind @Oxara

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    NaPo Poetry Shoutouts

    I'm finally getting a chance to read through the poem threads in the last couple days and there's so much good poetry!! . I want to give a big congratulations ...

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The idea that a poem was a made thing stayed with me, and I decided then that I wanted to be an artist, not just a diarist. So I put myself through a kind of apprenticeship in writing poetry, and I understood even then that my practice as a poet was deeply related to my reading.
— Edward Hirsch