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:


I saw the face of beauty fixed
Upon the rising sun
Beyond all mortal compliment
Her loveliness there shone
Within the constellations set
Against the heav’nly realm
She glittered ‘cross the universe
My heart to overwhelm
The Seven Sisters ne’er could light
All heaven like her smile
Nor Aphrodite’s sweetest face
The spirit to beguile
Then here beneath the starry dome
She rests upon the land
Encaptured by the glist’ning streams
And meadows, broadly spanned
For lying thus in fields of green
With flowers in her hair
The benediction of her charms
Is full beyond compare
She dances like a pearly wraith
Upon the crested waves
So comely bound in all that which
Imagination craves
Her voice is likened to the song
The Mousai sing at dawn
And sunlight does her aspect grace
In fields of golden corn
May beauty steal my eyes away
From all in darkness veiled
And grant to me her precious gift
‘Gainst which all else is paled
O beauty shall you hearken thus
My joy forever be
For beauty dwells within the soul
As beauty is to me

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