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:

Night of the Gargoyle

In the shadowed hours
when the world sits silent,
where hustle and bustle sleep
amidst the blanket of black
that creeps over and settles.
In that darkness that mills
quiet chills and cools,
and mulls over the night.
It is there among the stillness
where gargoyles sigh
stone faced and stoic,
that trespassers never tread
fearing some unknown reprisal.
Wide eyed sentinels watch
patiently as silent streets listen
to the sound of whispering winds
and the footsteps of ghosts...

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