poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry you'll need to create a user id by typing a name and password in the box above and hitting 'New User'. If you just want to critique or jump into the discussion, however, you can go ahead and get started!

Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

Time Slips Away for Love
UHamilton

Time Slips Away for Love
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By Uriah Lee Hamilton
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There is an awakening
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That occurs in a life,
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A perception of truth:
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The glory of being
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Or the sadness of existing,
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The passion expressed
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Or the passion suppressed.
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Beautiful poet Petrarch
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Wrote love poems for Laura
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Long after her death
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While some men will sleep
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In the same bed with a woman
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For thirty years for whom
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They didn’t love to discover
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Their life is nearly over.
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Meet me along the river at dusk
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And we’ll await the arrival
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Of new stars.
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