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:

( passing thru )
endlesstrain

( passing thru )
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i pass thru the ghosts
 2
where people used to be
 3
 
 
& i breathe their air
 4
 
 
& you were on the couch
 5
in my arms
 6
when the rain drummed thru the gutters
 7
 
 
& something becomes
 8
lost, remembered
 9
part of a dream
 10
 
 
& it makes itself known
 11
in the strangest ways
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the light on the window
 13
the ice
 14
the snow
 15
the smell of burning leaves
 16
 
 
&
 17
there is always wondering
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&
 19
there is always pain
 20
 
 
& there is always the midnight
 21
the sound of the city
 22
the sirens, wailing
 23
for someone gasping, someone gone
 24
 
 
& some things linger, always--
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the touch of yr. skin
 26
the rain
 27
our aching legs, the tar on our shoes
 28
& the night when you couldn't stop shaking
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