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  • Poetry » Realistic, Dramatic
    Re: To Someone I Don't Know

    Hello! I think there is something very strong at the core of this poem. It's clearest at the very end. The phrase "in hate of his weak hands falling upon ...

    Mar 31, 2022

  • Poetry » Lyrical, Narrative
    Re: Fear of the Water

    Hello! This was a really interesting poem. I really like the consistency of the water imagery throughout, like a river tying everything together. I also liked the consistent form that ...

    Mar 31, 2022

  • Hello! I think these are some very nice haiku. I like how all of them can be pondered on for a while. The first one contrasting the oldness of the ...

    Jan 18, 2022

  • Poetry » Narrative, Horror
    Re: Doomed Insurgent - Sestina

    Hello! I really enjoy sestinas. They're so difficult yet satisfying to write. This was a cool poem in that it felt like reading a dramatic part of a novel. Like, ...

    Jan 16, 2022

  • Poetry » General, General
    Re: Out of Sight

    Hello! I really enjoyed the visual of this poem, as if there are steps descending into the sea. This seems to be a poem perhaps about a painful or maybe ...

    Jan 16, 2022

  • Poetry » Realistic, Health
    Re: What's Wrong With Male Tears?

    Hello! I think this poem had a really good message! You're absolutely right, tears are not a sign of weakness but a sign of emotional depth. Not to say those ...

    Jan 15, 2022

  • Hello! This is a very unique poem! I like experimental stuff like this, and I think you have some really strong imagery to ground the poem in. It was a ...

    Jan 13, 2022

  • Poetry » Romantic, General
    Re: Tree of Life

    Hello! This was a lovely poem. It really evoked in me a desire to be in this place, to hear little bells jingling, to feel the morning mist on my ...

    Jan 12, 2022

  • Poetry » Science Fiction, Spiritual
    Re: Stones and Stars

    Hello! Apologies for typos: I'm typing on my phone! I have a very soft spot for science-centric poetry. I tend to lean more towards biology, but I've written and read ...

    Jan 11, 2022

  • Poetry » Narrative, Health
    Re: Explaining Emetophobia

    Hello! Please forgive any typos, I'm typing this on my phone and don't have any spell check type deal. I've known several people with emetophobia, at least one with it ...

    Jan 10, 2022

  • Poetry » Realistic, General
    Re: Still

    Hello! An interesting poem. I feel like I am still puzzling through its twists. It kind of feels cubist, in the way that there seem to be multiple copies of ...

    Jan 9, 2022

  • Poetry » Realistic, General
    Re: a shade of red

    Hello! Sorry for typos, I'm typing this on my phone. This is a cool poem and a good tribute to an ancestor. I always think poems about ancestors we've never ...

    Jan 8, 2022

  • Poetry » Realistic, General
    Re: Elevator Music

    Heya empole! This was such a cool sketch of a scene, a classroom I presume, and the type of inspirational posters that just sort of melt into the background. it's ...

    Jan 7, 2022

  • Poetry » General, General
    Re: [lover] and over

    Hello! warning, I'm typing this on my phone so there's sure to be typos and incorrect words! This is a lovely, languid poem, heavy with rich imagery. It puts a ...

    Jan 6, 2022

  • Poetry » Humor, Mystery / Suspense
    Re: Gift from an angel

    Hello! This is an interesting poem! I thought you did a very nice job giving us a narrative with high stakes, and your descriptions were at times very vivid! I ...

    Jan 5, 2022

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