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:

Winter Soliloquy
albeej

Icicles hang like translucent,
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Inverted tapers from house eaves.
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Seventy-two winters are spent
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but now another winter freeze
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wreathes my study window with ice.
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How many winters have I left?
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Three, Five, perhaps if I’m blessed, thrice
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as many-- I’ll not hold my breath
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as though it were a death sentence;
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Hell no! Life’s too short as it is
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to think about morbid nonsense
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(besides, all things have their finis.)
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Yet I’m alive and winters here
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I raise my half-brimmed coffee cup
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and toast my seventy-third year!
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May I see it through; bottoms up!
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