poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

to know
gjenkins

it's in the east,
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bright
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yellow
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truth,
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the flesh cannot speak or
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offer prayer to
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its omnipotence,
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the glottoned
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selfishness of
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humanity
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won't allow it.
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the cell
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phone rings
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and I answer
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it,
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as the belly
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of the morning
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cries for sobriety....
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to be clear and sober
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above the madness,
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without numbness
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or pain
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the voice on the
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other end of the
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phone is,
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persistently
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impossible,
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I listen,
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as the trees
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angle themselves into
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something
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much better
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than
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us.
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