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Gallery Folders

traditional + fixed
Songs + Lyrics
free + blank verse
Critique Me Please
A Winter Only World - CLOSED
Critiqued Works
Love Letter To Yourself Contest - CLOSED
Found and Title Poetry
The Gigantic Generosity Giveaway - CLOSED
Free and Blank Verse II
Holiday Traditions Contest - CLOSED


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

Current Prompt

: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.

ipodevery guitar,
10000 lifetimes painted
in hungry ear drums.

By :iconsea-ebony:  sea-ebony

world peacesand foundation
shifting calculation
simple complication
crumbling communication

By :iconwordturner:  wordturner

i'm not going to lie and say she was perfect.her skin was spotted with what she passed off as freckles,
but what were really scars from a thousand summer suns
as she ran about outside,
climbing trees and treading rivers,
pretending to be an american bomber
in the midst of WWII.
she kept crimson stains on pearl pink lips,
which always had the habit of getting on her teeth
because she put on make-up after dressing in her car
and ordering coffee in every way she hated it
as she drove to the record store three times a day,
ignoring her job downtown.
she owned four and a half hairbrushes exactly,
i took count on the first night i stepped into that whirl-wind room,
though her lopsided up-dos of messy blonde hair revealed just how much her fingers
never broke the dust.
she had these lovely fragile hands
that showed each and every vein and bone,
the type of hands made for tearing boys like me apart.
how could i have even expected to survive,
a paper poet
held against a reckless flame?

By :iconwhyles:   Whyles

Field of Two Faced ImaginationI stood there where
the whales have wings
and the moon laughed gently
(Giant kids killing
each other
with sharpened forks)
There were so many stories
(so many characters to kill)
to be written
All I really cared about
was there
(like the love of the things I fear)
I felt like (my life is over)
going to swim (and drown)
in the lake of crystals
(with slimy edges which make me bleed)
So come with me
to my wonderful field of (ruined) dreams
help me! I don't want to die!
I promised you...
You won't find anything evil here...
(But I lied...)

By :iconpaleauthor:   PaleAuthor

hibernationshe thinks it started with
爱情 [love]
He felt like November
                 mornings pressed up the window stills
chimney ashes pulsing through her veins
                               cancer cells
                               breathing off
                               cigarette corpses
like insanity, in resounding hymns
and Sunday worship, the disjointed chorus echoes and background noise
Of shallow graves immersed in
死亡 [death]
And she was the conjuring of flight lessons
On the moon, and hibernation, heavy on the lips
The deactivation of
                 her capillaries trickling down dysphoria and

By :iconskygazing:   skygazing

It is 10:50 p.m.9:06 p.m.
      the eyes in the mirror won't stop staring back at me.
9:11 p.m.
      is that really me?
9:23 p.m.
      those can't be my lips. they're too ugly.
9:31 p.m.
      and my cheeks. who would ever want to caress those things?
9:46 p.m.
      i need to get up. goddammit, stop looking at yourself!
9:58 p.m.
      no. no. no. no. no. no. no.
10:13 p.m.
       hah. i've become like narcissus. wonder where my echo is?
10:27 p.m.
       fuck. fuck this. fuck me. fuck everyone.
10:38 p.m.
       why can't this all just stop already?
10:44 p.m.
      don't you dare cry you pathetic, ugly, disgusting creature.
10:50 p.m.
       i'll never find what i wa

By :iconprussianpersephone:   PrussianPersephone

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!

Oh, and our affiliate  :iconpoets-and-warriors: is having a contest. There is still time before the deadline!  If you haven't checked it out, please do!

Summer Mini-Contest. Updated!Hey everyone!
**We are extending the deadline for submissions to 9/10.**  I hope this will give us enough time to get a few more entries.  *hint hint*
We are having another mini-contest!
Our challenge to you...Write a poem about a color.  Pick a color- any color and write us something beautiful.
Let's get the pesky rules out of the way.
1. You must be a member to participate.
2. You are allowed 1 entry per person
3. The deadline for submissions is 8/30. This gives you plenty of time to come up with something fantastic!  
4. Entries must be a new deviation- something written specifically for this contest.  
5. You MUST mention this contest in your artist comments and if you could fav this journal, that would be much appreciated!
We will pick one winner who will receive 50 points and a poetry commission from me,
and 50 points courtesy of :iconBark:
We will also have 2 honorable mentions that will get 25 points each from me,
and 25 points courtesy
    As summer comes to a close...I hope every one of you is enjoying the summer!  Don't forget about our Summer Contest- the theme is color and we've got some pretty cool prizes this time around.  

Also, I've decided to hold a little side contest and it goes a little something like this:  Below are six deviations to be used as picture prompts. Pick one and write a poem inspired by it. I will choose one winner who will win 75 points from me, and be included in the contest winners features. I will pick nice, COLORFUL photos and hope you'll be try to capture that color in your poem.
1. Lavender

2. Burnt Umber

3. Jade

4. Scarlet

5. Goldenrod

6. Turquoise

To submit entries for this, please comment on this journal with your poem and which picture you chose.
Good luck and happy writing!
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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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