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:

one thousand neon glows

lora drew a picture the hid it in her heart,
patience leaked under duvet screens,
it felt like I belonged,
when the wind moves further,
the rain will keep its poise,
it fell sick whilst umbrellas,
soaking brand new clothes,
the sea is a faucet that drains when we kiss,
little fishes tow,
through the hole of the hull,
wake up,
dissolve in the morning sun,
its much too bright,
to inflate those swollen eyes,
a ten minute scheme from the passenger seat,
was all I had to show,
the moon surfaces from the lips of the ocean,
and dissipates with one fell swoop,
not with the name everyone else,
calls me with,
a ten minute dream smudges in the window frame,
in one thousand neon glows,
as if to ask,
is she the girl?

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