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:

Wild dancing woman

Dancing woman on the hill
Your worries they are few
Without a care, you move with ease
Your feelings they are true
With your spirit free
Your mind so very calm
Your body loose to move as you wish
You do no one a harm
Your hair so wild and tousled
Your face so worryless
A smile so wide and bright
Such freedom should be blessed
Dancing Girl, listen close
Never be bound or tied
Continue to be free and wild
Let your happiness be your guide

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