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:

knowledge lost power
shadowskiss

my thoughts
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they sink
 2
into the palm
 3
of your hand
 4
which regretfully
 5
opens
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from the grasp
 7
of mine
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you felt it all
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in my body's shudder
 10
that was not from
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a chilled breeze
 12
on that warm, summer, starry, night
 13
but from a thought,
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that slowly krept
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and then pounced,
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and pushed me over
 17
with ocean waves
 18
and salty water
 19
I refused to taste
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the thought ran through
 21
my veins
 22
and hit that place
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that makes you shiver
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shake
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and then the thought
 26
sunk into your palm
 27
cold and stark and deep
 28
 
 
eyes met
 29
and you
 30
knew
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and our hands
 32
parted
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