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:

Women Walking In Park Avenue

Asian ladies stride down Park Avenue,
three in a line, one close behind,
muffled inside dark blue overcoats,
veiled against the likes of old soaks such as I,
heathen to the soles of my ill shod feet,
swigging from a bottle of cheap red wine.
Early spring morning floats a bee towards a fine day.
Their breath blows against blossom in bursts.
Bright chatter splatters first leaf greening trees.
The lightness of air seems startled
that their vibrantly urgent
yet naively symphonic chorus
stirs shimmering stillness,
parameters resting on protruding tips of sticky buds

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