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:

My Favourite Wartime Aunt
larrylark

Sat demure,
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pretending to be insecure.
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Tweed skirted,hem on knee,
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string of costume jewellery
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no couture.
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Smooth gravy browned legs,
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platform shoes. Hair V for victory
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rolled,curled,pinned,where
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it falls, at nape of neck, turban
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that longed for fake lustre
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of a Hollywood pearl.
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Searching blacked out nights
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for the right airman with anchor
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arm charms,or a cool G.I.
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faintly scarred  A bluebird in clover
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while misty skies whitened over Dover,
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dance band stuck up a tune,under
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a moon in June-"Begin the Begine,"
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wearing shiny knickers of crepe de chine.
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Its truly amazing how some men paid
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to be put in pain.  How you adored
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their grovelling across the floor. O.K.
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Auntie,you can put away the lash
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while i go and cash your pension.
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