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:

Letter to a Never Existing Daughter

In mournings, I sit at the window
And whisper your name.
Never will I see you grow
Into the beautiful woman you’ll be
When you read these words.
Never to see the breaking dawn
So saddening that this could be my
Last dawn.
I’m out of my orbit
And out of control
So if I make it through the weekend
And kiss your would-be-mother
And weep at her tears...
I’ll let you know
In some already forgotten

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