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:


I hear a noise
so sweet like
a candy bar
waiting to be eaten.
I found the sweet noise!
It comes from a brown
instrument, it kind of
looks like a mini guitar.
as I watch her play,
so gracefully
like a swan floats
across the lake.
I watch the bow glide
across the string
just like people dancing
at a fancy ball
she stops playing
and looks me right
in the eyes-
I look back with a
welcoming smile.
I ask her what it isshe is playing?
she answers so calmly
just like rain fall
so swiftly.
she states it is called
a violin and now
I play just as gracefully
only took me 6 years
to get here.
My life is a lot calmer
as a lake untouched
now I play with grace
as I drift in the music
and go to sleep.

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