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:

Thrice the Glory, Thrice the Shame

~Miserere Mei, O, Deus~
Perched atop a tree,
Overlooking barren desert,
An ancient hill of sadness ,
Calls the crow.
A saint who will doubt,
Whom shall suffer pain forever,
Shall leave no doubt for others,
Thomas! Fool!?
From where have we come?
To what place shall we be going?
What’s come of this promised love?
…Draws a tear…
Ours is the darkness,
On all but ourselves we place blame,
Pity me, O God, I cry,
Call me Fool.

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