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:

So Close

I've never felt so close,
We looked into each other's eyes and knew,
Both knew,
That something special and rare,
Had just transpired.
Had the earth just moved?
No, it was more subtle than that,
It was a sense,
An instinct triggered,
A long, distant memory returning.
I've never felt so close,
I want to feel that again,
I want to,
See that look in your eye,
A recognition of something that we've shared.
But what about you?
Do you feel the same or have I,
Thinking that we are,
Closer than reality will ever let us be?
I've never felt so close,
And maybe that's the problem...

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