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:

Much Like Dying
brushwoo

vacation days  
 1
the falling of leaves  
 2
the first page of a book  
 3
i gave up reading a long time ago.
 4
the fire burns embers  
 5
like lights on the sidewalk.
 6
a silent reminder  
 7
of what, once, was burning,  
 8
    
 9
the deep auburn carpet  
 10
feels soft on my feet  
 11
and the feeling of winter  
 12
is creeping in slowly  
 13
with each passing night  
 14
find it harder to sleep  
 15
without the help of a bottle  
 16
or reply recordings,  
 17
    
 18
Soft clouds of softened snow  
 19
and the slow hum of motors  
 20
a half smoked cigarette  
 21
and a photo of you.
 22
this song isn't rapture,
 23
it's more like a fallen tree;
 24
whether or not you hear it
 25
i'm already done for.
 26

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