A breath of warm summer air fills my lungs soon followed by green tea. Devilishly deep eyes time stands still, for a fool cannot find the will, stagger an eye for you the path he tread, left lingers the words you had said, they look beyond the eyes you lure, to fall and dive devilishly more, there paused in time as both eyes lock, as if her eyes could stop the clock. I like wendell berry, mary oliver, gary snyder, and the very old chinese and japanese buddhist poetry (a lot of it published by shambhala). Most poets today are amateurs, featuring in local anthologies or popular internet sites. Perhaps only one percent stand any chance of getting into serious literary magazines, and many have no interest in doing so, not liking or even. The poets on this site are published voluntarily, each piece of work is their own as far as amateur poetry is aware. Any comments made on a poets work are monitored and can be deleted if they are considered inappropriate in any way or offensive, so please comment sensibly. Unon means unknown, is any work is signed unon it has been written by one. Com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors. Navigate through our poetry database by subjects , alphabetically or simply search by keywords. So im creating this discussion in the hopes people will share their amateur poetry and stories. Only constructive criticisms guys, not everyone is literary genius. Ill share a poem, if you want to here another of mine, just ask.   about the american poetry review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of the best contemporary poetry and literary prose. Apr also aims to expand the audience interested in poetry and literature, and to provide authors, especially poets, with a far-reaching forum in which to present their work. More than anything, prize-winning poems employ a number of poetic devices, including figurative language, vivid imagery, personification, alliteration, and irony, just to name a few. Poems describing everyday topics in creative, uncommon, and thought-provoking ways often grab our judges attention.