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:

why now would you burn the boat
silentspring

there are the days where I know nothing
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and they seem to swell and break
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over my head into a tub of water
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lukewarm where my body waits
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eyes glazed and hoping for a neural connection.
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-synapse-
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no transmission.
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and here I had gotten over eyes
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learned not to look directly.
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but drowned sailors do little
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except stare fixedly
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at imperfections.
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try to swim with no limbs.
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