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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Painting the Truth
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Let me paint the truth
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filling the canvas of honesty
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with each word
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layering one upon the other
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with an uncompromising faith.
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Let me portray the landscape
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with an abstract uncertainty
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holding true to it's form and function.
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Let me describe in exquisite detail
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everything i see there
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never wavering in my purpose
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to accurately color
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the blank and empty space.
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Let me with every line
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brush stroke with my palette
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blending and mixing.
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Let me sketch freely and roughly
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drawing out what lies underneath
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and above what is really there.
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Let me with a realism carve out
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some meaning from what it
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is that i survey.
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Let me do it deliberately
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without distraction,
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let me find the art
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the beauty and the brilliance
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and let it radiate outward
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from within.
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