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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Random Poem:

Heart Feeds Brain
daedalus

their veins coarse blood
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and blood's course is vain:
 2
heart feeds brain
 3
their thoughts are the same
 4
 
 
coarse lovers strain
 5
our lady's weak heart
 6
without care for her frame
 7
they lead to the dark
 8
of loveless ambition
 9
fraternal competition
 10
and selfish fame
 11
 
 
their evil sly art
 12
can't sustain her heart
 13
and she is defenseless
 14
their onslaught relentless
 15
with arrogant demonstrations
 16
of possession she only
 17
feels shame
 18
 
 
coarse lovers stained
 19
my lady's bleak heart
 20
 
 
her suffering and pain
 21
all said, all in vain
 22
still unknown to her
 23
is her love's
 24
true name
 25

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