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:

Zen Rain

The rattle of the rain the last hour
Is now so commonplace that
The drops
Which leak through the roof
And find the bucket
Begin to sound like words.
Each word fills my
Stomach with a breath.
And when I listen
I fall with the rain
But do not land
Because the master has
Rung the bell
My eyes have opened
And the rain has stopped.
My legs pain again.
We drink green tea in silence
And perfumed incense
Fades into the dampness of the
Rain's parting words.

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