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:

Slick Torrent

Trail of serpent, followed me here
Or perhaps I followed it too
To a village of idiots and occasional wisdom
befalling the fancy of fools.
Iniquities abound
And too, am I bound
By their peculiar chimera
Of libertine ladies gracing my floor
Whilst the man
Masturbates at my door.
The scent of lewd coupling
oft' graces my lips
While copulate literature
from my fingertips
Ending up here in some virtual space
With no grace of its origin
This slick torrent of digital lore,
in time
will be gone,
and thenceforth unknown
Leaving there only tablets
Of truly wise Toltecs
In immutable stone.

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