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:

track list look alike

they were uncanny
they still are.
the music
the rhythms, perfectly alike.
it was like, our minds were thinking
entities of one another, bound by romantic musical passion.
in the spirit of letting go,
i decided to tell you
i thought we were so alike,
i'd try out a lesson on you.  
so, i told him.
wrapped in binary code
sent at 3am.
received on your blackberry,
and i waited
it was an extended fermata (if you will).
re: let's just be friends.
the rhythm stayed forever broken from then,
but it seemed like i was the only one listening anymore.

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