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:

There Be Even More.

The day and night get along
The darkness and light get going.
The hot and cold are found once more.
The joy and sorrow lie together.
The land and water co-exist
There be an understanding and harmony all the more.
With the beauty on one side
There be ugliness on the other
as there be a front seen
there also be a back hidden
There be an understanding and harmony greatly so.
To a point of fact there be an opposition.
To a start of lie there be a proposition.
To each and every action in the world
there be an equal and opposite reaction.
There be an understanding and harmony forever
The water evaporates and goes up
condenses and falls down as rain.
The man shouts and tempers fly
cools down and  stays calm.
that be the natural cause in a way.
There be an understanding and harmony mostly so.
The adjustments small and minimum
releases an accomplishment maximum.
The thoughts soft and stern in their own rights
lend a solace strong and comfortable ever so.
There be an understanding and harmony even more

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