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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Random Poem:

I'm sorry I missed you today
OCTOGENARIAN

I was wrapped around my skin
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exhausted, inbetween spheres
 2
was it you beyond the giant green leaf
 3
peeking at me
 4
in a strand of sun
 5
with eyes raised tall and growing up to spring's yellow exhale
 6
 
 
ships passed on the seas of my mind
 7
slow and gently rising
 8
a child giggled over them
 9
forgive me I was caught wondering
 10
how much of me was still him
 11
I stayed awhile with his toy sails
 12
trying to get their glare to stay on my skin
 13
 
 
I'm taking you with me
 14
when I go back to his waves and cherry smile
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he laughs loudest in the reflection of your sunglasses
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