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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Random Poem:


less cautious,
but not entirely in acceleration.
then the warning sign screams:
                         "bawal tumawid, may namatay na dito"!*
brake pressure.
second tea cup in the middle
of a pedestrian lane;
my daily dose of courage -- its presence expectedly brief.
you in your blue jazz
turning left somewhere
in QC.
I am right
constantly on watch
for the stoplight to blink green;
a possible cue
to maturity.

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