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:

Nuclear Fields
youlevelme

I am a farm girl dressed in white,
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planting the same seeds
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which I'll pick from the dirt
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in pink morning light.
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Clinging to hope,
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I await the nuclear harvest
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with hands clasped 'round
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swift ivory knife.
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I approach the scene
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with ritual reverence-
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head held high
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on a new piece
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of mind.
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My heart blinks green and ready.
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I'll take the sword from your hands
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if it gets too heavy.
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