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:

The Son of Man

Did the Son of Man in his hour of woe
Not purposely for our sake
Rely on faith for what we as humans
Can’t possibly fathom or conceive?
& did the Son of Man
In his hour of woe not resort to faith
For what we as human will never believe
About the strange divisions in his soul?
& did the Son of Man
Not purposely, for our sake,
---Limit himself
To relying on faith so we would rely upon it too?
Was Jesus not saying
That there’s a positive form of division in the soul,
A spiritual form of schizophrenia
That ironically can make us more sane?

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