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:

February 27th

Everything I thought I would have done by this point
is undone,
but there is nothing else I'd rather keep than now.
It's a strange and tricky thing,
to follow plans laid by Another;
but the plans being laid for me
are the only ones I've asked to take.
To love, and be loved in return-
there is no better joy
(or deeper life)
than the love that's given
(and the life that's molded)
by the Hands that blueprint the stars
and hold the world.

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