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:

Heart of the Misanthrope

broken fragile peace
resembles the heart of a misanthrope
the picturesque silence
soon reaches the edge of each glamorous dawn
a gentle deep breath
holds onto her self-loyalty forever
at this condensed six seconds
and she sensed her remarkable sanctuary
nights recall the memories of sweetness
while she gazing at a piece of chocolate
feeling it rasing the temperature little by little in her mouth
this preciously empty happiness
is now everlasting with a dribble of stirring indescribableness
she's down on her knees
with her splintered heart
the only one who's to rescue the soul is now herself
she hears the sream pumping out
into the endless blue of the night

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