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:

slip karma hallucinations

lines on my palm, i exchanged
for the weight of choice.
i have the furious heart
of a gypsy, eyes
of winged-dreamers.
long hair of carelessness, stubble
of laze.
froze time in my pockets to pick
when seasons turned, and the seasons
are always scents.
i sniff at dawn for change,
curse the moon for when
shadows shift, curse
the stars for rebellion:
when opium turns to morning,
i slip from string'd sleep
to daydreams.

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