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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

(heart is a roomfull of muscles)
elphyon

Imagine my heart
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as a snow globe: a suburban
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home,
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a wife who drives our two
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children to soccer practice
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while I gather the backyard leaves
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in a neat pyre
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                     with a Labrador
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named Charlie, who
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understands in his canine way
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why I must
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pause between each step,
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watching the leaves
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with a rake in my hands.
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