poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

BLUE LIGHT DINNER
suedehead

mincing the words gently
 1
as I hush rainfalls
 2
in your room, with every strum
 3
on this six stringed sanctuary
 4
 
 
you welcome the silence
 5
as if it were a long lost friend.
 6
 
 
the gaze you're brewing
 7
seems to blend very well
 8
with the peppery scent of our dinner.
 9
 
 
fiery. contagious.
 10
 
 
inch by inch,
 11
the space becomes defenseless
 12
deflating
 13
 
 
in between
 14
breath, the neighbors recite their grace
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