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:

were there an I that I could be

If that I were but an ant,
that I could work and build and breathe all day,
that I could walk upon a summit
And know no other way
No strife, no glory,
no sentience but all the sense.
Were there an I that I could be,
Alive in all my simple splendor,
What I would not dare surrender.

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