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:

time of darkness

grandpa had spiders in his workbench
old screws and darkness
which I saw there
I have never seen such a thing before
in my naivete
I took only light
which I gave away with no counting
workbench and dreams were pushing me
toward side of darkness
Difficult to understand?
Imagine that black cat is crossing your way
and there come such a day
black cat is crossing as always
but  you feel the deep prick
and you desperately start to count
your close friends
and you cant’t find all positions
some time is passed
and you feel that you missed a lot
and everything is not such as should be
this is the sign
that light has left you
this is the sign
of darknes time

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