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Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley:heart:


Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
~Marianne Moore

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:bulletblue: Current Prompt :bulletblue:
Write a Cento!


Group Rules

This Group is dedicated to all kinds of poetry.
But please follow the rules. They are here to protect the group and ensure that we all get along.
Thank you!

:salute: RULES: :salute:

:bulletred: Poetry only!
:bulletred: Mature content is fine as long as it has the appropriate filter on it. Otherwise, it will be removed from the group and we will send a note to the author.
:bulletred: You can submit poetry by yourself, or suggest the work of other deviants. But never attempt to claim someone else's work as your own!
:bulletred: You will only be allowed to submit three deviations per week.
:bulletred: Membership is for everyone! So, invite, invite, invite! The more the merrier! =)
:bulletred: The "Featured" folder is for contest winners and those works we think deserve special recognition only! No exceptions.
:bulletred: The other folders can be submitted to freely.
:bulletred: There will be folders created specially for prompts and contests.


Can be found in a Journal here:

Please, respect the rules and have fun!

Now, get writing and submitting!


Welcome to :iconpoeticalcondition:'s Monthly Feature of Works!

Please take a moment and enjoy these fabulous words.

Of words and wineAlways taste your words before you speak,
Thus your speach stays strong, less weak.
Always taste your wine before you swallow,
Thus your mind stays strong, less hollow.

By :iconbonchoman:  bonchoman

Decay... by Marija343
By :iconmarija343:  Marija343

GravityYour love grounds me
It pulls me towards the earth
Your voice gives me reason
The chaos of my mind is manageable
When I’m in your arms
We are each other’s strength
When you fall, I lift you up
To touch the sky and soar in the heavens
And I know you’d do the same for me
When I’m feelin’ down
Gravity is a pull to the centre of the earth
You are the centre of my world
And gravity draws me irresistibly towards you
Maybe we don’t understand it fully
This attraction, this mysterious intensity
I wouldn’t have it any other way

By :iconchart-the-sky:    chart-the-sky

alonestill the olympic lights.
a bitter almond breeze,
       soul-numbing & grounding.
and a band of thugs, and a woman waiting
in vain to catch a ride.
         further and further away.
none of this will ever be captured on film.
  you can erase the place but you can't
stamp out the stink
  and how it accretes and why do you remain
so sharply eagle-eyed uncomfortable sober. pushing for a space
between molecules where you feel you are not
into the sanitizing chill of an empty bridge and highway.
a fascinated child,
   your icy mittenprint on the kiosk window
now shattered but you know
                 there will be dahlias again
but by then
        you will have crossed the street and
dry heaved grotesque self

By :iconghostinafog:  ghostinafog

LostlessLess than lost. Lostless.
Time doesn't exist between the stab of pavement
on your back and the pain in the ass.
Life became a stream of blues after the first drag,
once the cup of money was drunk.
I've a cocoon tarpaulin,
woolen womb to hide from the cars in.
But I still get reborn every day, gritting,
a new doorway to "mother" me horribly.
This city is dysfunctional, a dangerous factory.
My moon is a urinal,
a public toilet pissed on with graffiti.
In its shine I grip on to the last
drips of sleep.
Sunshine? Streelamps. Fake.
I get thirsty in the burning gas balls
of society's eyes. Their paranoia brings
in insomnia, and I have no door to open for her
so she gets straight to the stabbing.
Stomach growl after stomach growl entering my conscience,
jerking me into the synthetic dawns
of prostituted neon again. Again. AGAIN.
I lie on the street like an atheist Lazarus.
Faithless, hopeless, lostless. No messiah but the ones
who preach through unread pamphlets. Useless.
I already have a

By :iconayeaye12:   AyeAye12

romantic affairsI count my ribs, one
by one.
The perfect xylophone, it seems.
I tap out the wedding march,
dun, dun, dundun. My face
as white as my gown, my spine
popping out. My groom,
handsome as ever,
dressed in black. He holds out the ring, and I whisper
I do.
He owns me.
There is cake at the reception, a buffet line.
But he forbids eating them, and
I listen.
We are Mr. And Mrs. Anorexia Nervosa.

By :iconcataciysm:   catacIysm

Congratulations to those chosen!
Keep writing and submitting, maybe next month, one of your pieces will be chosen.  :)
(We will not be accepting nominations for monthly feature of works, they are chosen at random by the admins. Please feel free to continue sending your nominations for our Member of the Month!)

See you next month!
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A poem begins with a lump in the throat.
~Robert Frost

:bulletred: Editor in Chief:

Hi guys! My name is Mo. I am 23. I have been a member of dA for 5 years, and a writer for 10 years. This is my first Founder position, but I was Co-founder of Poets-and-Warriors at the birth of the group (check them out, they are friends!). My other passions include psychology, movies, sit-coms and books. I am a happy wife and mother of a perfect 1 year old boy. Poetry was my first love and I can't wait to see what this group can become!

:bulletred: Editors:

(Head of Critique Department)
Shehroze Ameen; 21 years old (Aries, 13 April 1991); student, Ata-Ur-Rehman School of Applied Biosciences (BS Applied Biosciences); writer by hobby, though a discontinuous reading of English literature, with minor exceptions among Urdu literature, has a significant influence in his critical analysis of works - usually snobby and, slightly moronic, but a fun loving person with a sincere devotion towards the task at hand; friends with *NotenSMSK since the third grade; no future plans; cynic; and an avid listener.

(Critic and Staff Blogger)
I'm prettyflour- woman, mother, artist and DA junkie. I have constant love affairs with various art forms. Whether it be writing poetry, stories, taking pictures or drawing, it is all passion sprouting from my fingertips.

(Honorary Editor, Former Founder)
I live in a small town in Southern Michigan and am still only a high school student. But I try to find the time to write; which is my true passion. I try to be outgoing, so if you have a question, feel free to ask! I'm 18 and currently focusing my attention into Basic Design and getting ready for college and what not. If you want to know more, feel free to ask. (:

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(Member DD and DLD Watch)
Hey everyone, I'm Jasmine a 20 year old English girl. I'm a poet (and insanely jealous of visual artists) who is currently studying BioSciences at Uni. I'm also a bit of a nerd - I love videogames, anything science related and various other things. If you want to know more, just note me, I promise I'll answer!

(Member of The Month)
Law student, internet addict and experimental non-rhyming poetry writer. In charge of the monthly member feature. Question? Come at me; I'll answer best I can.

(Affiliate/Community Update)
Hi, everyone!
I'm a college student in the U.S. studying marine biology, but I have a keen interest in the arts. I enjoy visual artwork, music, and theater, as well as prose and poetry. I love to read, especially fantasy and science fiction. My creative writing abilities are primarily self-developed and informed by my love of literature. On deviantART, I follow and contribute to a number of literature groups and am eager to share my findings!

:bulletred: Staff Critics:

Age and sexual preferences aside, I am a writer of long standing, principally a poet but preferably a fiction writer. My current endeavors are horror/suspense and science fiction, as I enjoy reading them and have read them since my schooldays. Favorite authors are Lovecraft and Howard, Jules Verne and HG Wells respectively. I read the Mythos in USA a long time ago. I am fair at graphic art too.
Graduated in BA in Literature in USA in 1980 and went abroad.
I believe that the best critics of literature are writes, as Matthew Arnold and Percy Shelley critiqued others. My policy is fairness and openness.

Name: NotenSMSK or perhaps SMSK
Age: 20
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Writing, debating, reading, playing sports, sleeping.
Hello I am NotenSMSK preferably SMSK, a student from Pakistan who has a keen interest in writing. I write to improve as well as promote. I am working on a book at the moment, despite final year at university. I like helping people with critiques/comments but if a person gets unreasonably rude with me, I might respond in a similar manner. Otherwise, I prefer being polite :)

I'm fernknits -- wife, mother, knitter, quilter, spinner, poet, lover of cats. I have been writing poetry for most of my life and have recently come back from a long hiatus. I believe in giving supportive, honest feedback as part of being a responsible and active community member.

Name: Muhammad Danyal Ajaz Saleem
DOB: 21st Oct 1992
Art forms practiced: Poetry (English, Urdu), Prose (English, Urdu)
Personality Outlined: Sociable, anti-social-ish, kind of melancholic but not sad, committed as a friend but awkward around new people, limited comfort zone and a slightly bipolar temper. Also has been told he has the moral fortitude of a 17th century count and the mental age of a 40 year old.
Outlook on literature: must come form the heart, must be acceptably phrased, anyone can be a writer as long as they have something to say and pay attention to HOW they say it.


Hi, I'm A.J. Miller. I prefer Daft Punk to Adele any day. I game, very casually. I love poetry and tea and chocolate on the days my stomach doesn't hate me. My stomach is a Dalek Emperor. You don't anger the Dalek Emperor. Got music? Share it with meeeeeee. I have a pathological need to find more music all the time. I love pallas cats.
I am very intelligent and very lazy. We are trying to resolve some unknown emotional issues that cause sudden bouts of badassery interspersed with long expanses of mediocrity. I collect weird, fascinating, broken people.

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ruuk-ve Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Grazie mille, amici! :heart: ^^
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Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm...what do I do when I'm not sure what category to post a poem in? I don't really know what they are, I just kinda write them... Sweating a little... 
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Writer
:wave: Hello, fellow writers! I'm holding a quick week-long poetry contest! If you'd like to enter, check out the link here: littleblueraccoon.deviantart.c…
LuminousLotus Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is the free + blank verse folder closed? I have a Spoken Word poem I'd like to submit. D:
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fableweaver55 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so sorry to bother you guys about this. But I just accidentally submitted the free verse poems "Uninked", "Transmission Error" and "Kindred Enemies" to the "traditional+fixed" folder. Can someone pretty please move it to the "Free verse" folder? Thank you!
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