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:

Dusk Comforts

The dark is the only thing that can comfort,
its inky tendrils caress and kiss my lonely form.
Curtains sway with night-breeze,
and I can almost forget the emptiness.
Emotion is quelled underneath
silent musings, hopeful rambles.
In the end, all remains the same.
In the end, I remain the same.

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