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:

Scrambled eggs

I love it
when you unexpectedly
give me
a warm loving
in the morning.
With the sounds
of garbage truck
and mockingbirds
serving as
suburban roosters.
It's basically
an orchestra
of daily routines
but with
the background music
of your vulnerable self
succulating my
precious, yet
groggy johnson.
we are
but joyous as the sun
its rays
into the living room.
As if
and Phil Jackson
were all having a
blueberry muffin
and a cup
of green tea.

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