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:

Beauty
Poetryqueen

I saw the face of beauty fixed
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Upon the rising sun
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Beyond all mortal compliment
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Her loveliness there shone
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Within the constellations set
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Against the heav’nly realm
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She glittered ‘cross the universe
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My heart to overwhelm
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The Seven Sisters ne’er could light
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All heaven like her smile
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Nor Aphrodite’s sweetest face
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The spirit to beguile
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Then here beneath the starry dome
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She rests upon the land
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Encaptured by the glist’ning streams
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And meadows, broadly spanned
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For lying thus in fields of green
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With flowers in her hair
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The benediction of her charms
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Is full beyond compare
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She dances like a pearly wraith
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Upon the crested waves
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So comely bound in all that which
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Imagination craves
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Her voice is likened to the song
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The Mousai sing at dawn
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And sunlight does her aspect grace
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In fields of golden corn
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May beauty steal my eyes away
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From all in darkness veiled
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And grant to me her precious gift
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‘Gainst which all else is paled
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O beauty shall you hearken thus
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My joy forever be
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For beauty dwells within the soul
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As beauty is to me
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