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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

The Seashell

She swam in a salt dress of silver,
naked as a kept truth.
I adored her from the dune
watching from times death
my time of life,
contemplating love
and how it feels to hollow shells
once it fills the void.
She surfaced from a shelf wave
dropping diamonds from her hair,
holding a shell which she pressed on my palm
'it drifted like me till the rock broke me.

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