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:

Love Song

Will you stay,
watch me place
the knives
Will you fuck
me hard
before you say good-bye?
Will you bring roses
in Winter - red bloom
on white skin?
Will you fade away
in Summer, like
a cool but momentary
If you hold me
close forever,
will our bones  
still grow coarse
and cold?
Will it matter
to the children,
who pick the dandelions
growing through our eyes?
Skin is such
a very thin

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