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:

I call it winter in june
sophiesword

The spine was once curved, now it's stabilized
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the scar hit me like a comet on a diametric path
 2
and labelled me isoceles
 3
 
 
twins are equal but im the odd one out
 4
it's stabilized, we established that
 5
but still the angles create angles and im not your twin
 6
far too acute and far too thin
 7
to be anything like you but still conquered
 8
by the equality of your edges
 9
cornered into a pinch by the reflection
 10
 
 
everytime you try to turn my spine into a symmetry line
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i say stabilized isn't straight enough
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and comets dont run straight, they draw me with some odd direction
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always last after the twins.
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the symmetry is impeccable.
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