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:

knowledge lost power

my thoughts
they sink
into the palm
of your hand
which regretfully
from the grasp
of mine
you felt it all
in my body's shudder
that was not from
a chilled breeze
on that warm, summer, starry, night
but from a thought,
that slowly krept
and then pounced,
and pushed me over
with ocean waves
and salty water
I refused to taste
the thought ran through
my veins
and hit that place
that makes you shiver
and then the thought
sunk into your palm
cold and stark and deep
eyes met
and you
and our hands

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