hello. i live in a country in southeast asia. i used to write longer pieces of poetry back when i was younger, but right now, i'm content to write haiku. i found this forum care of an article found in the helium website which mentioned sites for posting poetry. i'm basically looking for a place to read other people's poetry, while i post mine for other people to read and critique. to be honest, i'm not yet sure just how much critique i can handle. :O i signed up for another forum earlier, but when i saw the workshop-level critique expected and required over there, i felt that it was too much for me, someone who really only writes short poems in his spare time. i checked out the posts and reviews in the poetry section after i registered, and found the conversations to be more what i seek. critique, yes, but not so much of it that one's left too bruised and battered to work on another piece. so that's cool. i understand that posting my own work is not the first thing i should do here, so i'll continue to read through other people's reviews of posted work, and i hope to be able to make meaningful reviews of some of these posts as well, before i post my first haiku. guess that's it for now. let's see how things develop. hope you're all doing well.