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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

nothing perhaps something
unknown

This is of Nothing,
 1
blank stares and shades of gray
 2
Space and time
 3
and a sky without stars
 4
Lukewarm water
 5
and transparent thoughts
 6
Generic ideas
 7
and white cotton shirts
 8
 
 
This is of Nothing,
 9
clear glass and morphine pills
 10
Letters in invisible ink
 11
from forgotten lovers
 12
Footprints in the dust
 13
and wrinkles left from smiles
 14
Conversations once rehearsed
 15
but forgotten in time of need
 16
 
 
This is of Nothing,
 17
cities of imagination and worlds made from glass
 18
Music for the deaf
 19
Pictures from the blind
 20
a sweetheart’s kiss
 21
obscured by time
 22
Maturity to a child
 23
and a light to the drifting
 24
This is of Everything
 25

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