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:

Captain John & Son
Darcy

Staring out over the bay
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My windshield holding the rain
 2
Between Captain John, his son, and I
 3
 
 
As for the swaying tide;
 4
A mirror of the sky
 5
Falsifying postcards
 6
My deep blue sea
 7
Is just a pile barnacles
 8
And other shades of gray
 9
 
 
The shops are closed
 10
Until the summer
 11
Windows boarded up
 12
Gusts of stale seafood
 13
Stubbornly produced
 14
By cooks in their kitchens
 15
All tied to fry-a-lators
 16
Feeding only themselves
 17
And a handful of salty locals
 18
The few and the proud
 19
Relics of a well-aged town
 20
 
 
It's been awhile since I was around
 21
But the smell of low tide
 22
Is not an easy thing to forget
 23
And I've learned to like the taste of fish
 24

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