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:

mith or legend

moby & ahab
the gigantic whale,
david & goliath
the famouse tale,
these stories of old
they seem to ring true,
wat if they were ?
wat could you do ?
could you stand on
that ship to fire your speare,
or run through that village
with sling & no fear,
mith or legend
which ever you choose,
these stories of old
flow with oose,
                                DT (david thompson)

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