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:

Love Song
Isabelle5

Will you stay,
 1
watch me place
 2
the knives
 3
strategically?
 4
 
 
Will you fuck
 5
me hard
 6
before you say good-bye?
 7
 
 
Will you bring roses
 8
in Winter - red bloom
 9
on white skin?
 10
 
 
Will you fade away
 11
in Summer, like
 12
a cool but momentary
 13
breeze?
 14
 
 
If you hold me
 15
close forever,
 16
will our bones  
 17
still grow coarse
 18
and cold?
 19
 
 
Will it matter
 20
to the children,
 21
who pick the dandelions
 22
growing through our eyes?
 23
 
 
Skin is such
 24
a very thin
 25
disguise.
 26

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