poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

What is Love

What is love but a leap of faith,
a bridge of trust -
todays' grace,
tomorrows' hope.
What is love but a point well taken,
a view partially seen -
eyes that follow,
words that touch.
What is love but joy in giving,
happiness in knowing -
laughter found
at the end of tears.

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