poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

clock, memories
lionel

The clock hung still
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On eucalyptus wall.
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Its archaic hands, unmoved—
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My vague memories, unfazed—
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Time ceased the moment you had left me.
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I gazed and gazed- with thoughts
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That wandered as a lonely cloud
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Under somber sky.
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Tick-tock, tick-tock-
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At intervals an ember of hope sparkled,
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Hoping the stolid clock to rewind.
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As all was in vain,
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Some divine despair filled my heart,
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So sad, so strange, the days that are no more.
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