This is a community for people who love poetry and who love to read poetry. Anyone is free to join. Members of this community are encouraged to post any poetry which they feel is extraordinary and which they would like to share. Poems posted may be written by you, but they do not have to be. Please be sure to credit the author of the poem. If you would like to post pictures or links that you feel are relevant to the poem then that is fine, but please use the lj-cut tag for pictures or for exceedingly long poems, as some people have slow browsers. Song lyrics or prose are fine too, as long as they seem akin to poetry. In my opinion poetry should be read out loud, and I encourage you to do so. Honest criticism is great, but please do not say anything rude or hurtful.