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:

Written In The Stars

While we stand side by side,
looking toward the night sky
and tasting frost on our lips,
I attempt to identify the different
constellations for you.
I calculatedly select stars
for their symbolic relevance.
That one could be Perseus, the hero
and look, nearby waits Andromeda.
That stellar line symbolises
the rock she sat on, waiting
to be rescued from Lacerta, see -
the giant lizard to the right.
Your wonder at my knowledge
makes me smile, but my faith
in the patterns of the skies
tells me I might be right.
Turn around and there we are.
All that Sagittarius has to do
to reach Aquarius and her elusive
heart, is to fire his archer's arrow
straight over Capricorn; now,
how long have we been together
for you to know that must be true?
If you look long and hard
and follow your intuition,
you'll know our love
was always written in the stars.

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