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:

in case you ask what i was doing in the backyard

The memories of a boy, they call me,
float vaguely across like the few thin clouds
high up in the azure of the summer day,
spurred by the wind whirling out with the words
of my mom, who is sitting not too far
from my dad, each on their tasks
gardening the backyard.
And I the mind with a few lines
on a mostly blank white page, against another
blue background of the laptop liquid crystal display.
The muffled sound of NPR, not louder than the
pretty bird singing on her nest atop the ripening tree, says
you’re bustling  in the comfort of our room, atop the second floor.
All these flutter in my mind, wrapped
around these few lines.........on mostly blank white page.

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