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:

Would You?

A nonsensical world
and everything in it.
Wind brushes through darkness,
disturbing silence
but nothing else.
People canter in herds,
rushing everywhere,
stopping for nothing.
Devoid eidolons
skittle back and forth,
eyes staring
but not seeing -
an obsessive compulsive urge
screaming, "Just keep moving!"
And they do,
continuously skittling, scuttling;
not watching,
not caring -
just moving.
There's not a heroic one
among them
willing to stop.
Not one.
If you were surrounded
by a sea of moving people,
would you?

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