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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Random Poem:

Heritage
Isabelle5

They found a baby,
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her ribbon skin
 2
in strips
 3
beneath
 4
a giant oak,
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as if a careful mother
 6
provided root-cave cocoon
 7
before she disappeared.
 8
 
 
Cops openly wept
 9
as they gathered remains,
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foot and root grown
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together like sorrowful shoes.
 12
 
 
DNA tangle unraveled
 13
under crush of sap and science -
 14
 
 
bones do tell the tale -
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her baby eyes the color
 16
of live oak, her blood
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carrying the scent
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of wood smoke.
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