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:


A widow-footed sleeper,
forever in reverie -
the café au lait of outside-world,
now but rain down a window-sill
looking into this ancient's home.
Disenchanted eyes look like stones
when rivaled with slumbering -
they were castles in the air,
those waning immortal vagaries;
born to be expendable,
thrown to the Moon in bloom.
Abyssal displacement came -
the ostracism-familiar
couched in eternal monotony,
but the sleep among flowers will come.

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