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:

First attempt at the Pantoum
joga

Careful in your eyes, I can't even move
 1
it's hard to take what you can't see
 2
to step up, roll out of this groove,
 3
not giving up what makes one free.
 4
 
 
It's hard to take what you can't see,
 5
beneath this canopy lies meaning,
 6
not giving up what makes one free,
 7
it pulls and tears at the dreaming.
 8
 
 
Beneath this canopy lies meaning,
 9
shave the edges down to a hook,
 10
it pulls and tears at the dreaming,
 11
missing the point wrote the damn book.
 12
 
 
Shave the edges down to a hook,
 13
to step up, roll out of this groove,
 14
missing the point wrote the damn book,
 15
careful in your eyes, I can't even move.
 16

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