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:

One of The Way

I saw you before
in the sky, in a way,
for your totem
would not stay unseen,
but your life went
moon-up into
the ground.
My found understanding
of the Tao designs
made several cloud-
signs of the Rabbit, my vision
from the Great Spirit's will,
a decision?
Its seed grew: fate,
everywhere, I spotted you.
There! And then near,
hopping, in the clouds,
and passing by, a person
jogging high, a rabbit-gal
as foretold in the sky.
I sense the presence
in her glazed eye,
realize their wary, curious
love and gauging
in her kind hello.
Saw you today,
and there you go,

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