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:

Accepting The End: A Moment of Clarity

My time is coming
my moment specially reserved
just for me
my once-in-a-life-time
moment of clarity
when I will not be distracted
by the happenings of the world
how grand it will be
not as poetry in motion
placating my soul
but poetry
as it is
intended to be seen –
as it is –
as it be –
it will overwhelm me
it will saturate me
it will give me a reason to pray
it will make me thankful
in a preternatural way
for my all-at-once
my all-is-one
moment of clarity.

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