Listening to every heart
Connel, we don't talk poetry "down" around here. We can point out variants and nuances, and you can take the input and think it over, redraft your work [Critical Analysis Forum is great for this way of working through your poetry] and re-submit it.
Yes, several of us have various ways in which we critique a poem. But for the most part, while we point out several things, for the most part it is done in a friendly, helpful manner.
You might want to read around in that forum to get a gist of its flavor. I know I was very nervous the first few times, but if you look down the list and find a post I made a few weeks back, you will see that they hijacked my poem and had a wonderful time with it! I got a lot of good input, and then they veered off onto another subject entirely, but [and here's the really neat part] I learned from THAT, too!
Keep asking questions...we'll keep providing the answers. With over 5,000 members, we have got a lot of people who have answers!