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:

Flashbacks at the beach

I was walking through the sands
and a rusty, sagging bbq scent
approached me
which reminded me
of our casual nights in the park.
It then reminded me
of how your light laughter
with every "awkward" moment
seemed to glow
or how you were calmly stoic
when it snowed.
It reminded me of the mounting waves
to my left.
It is nice graceful waves
thats good to see once in a while
if you know what I mean.

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