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:

I Shall Rise and Go

I shall rise and go now, go to my love,
he awaits me, in the cabin, in the woods.
Such love, we will make there, passion so sweet,
and we two alone in our heaven.
And I will find such pleasure there, for love is everywhere,
everywhere my love be, it matters not what gloom may fall
where he is there's always joy
and hours repletitive with happy moments.
I shall rise and go now, for my eyes are eager for the sight of him.
I hear his love calling in the annals of my memory;
while I ready for his presence, or think of him.
I hear it calling deep in my heart and my soul.
This poem was inspired by WB Yeats, " The Lake
Isle of Innisfree."

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