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:

Great Parallel of the Universe

Handed the world,
regurgitated and sun-dried.
Lovely frozen oceans
softly broken ozone.
Given every dime,
cracked and faded.
Age defies money
or is it the other way around?
Provided every answer,
cloaked in fibs and forgery.
Recycling creativity,
Along with polluted air.
Entrusted with the soil,
dry from over tilling.
Used up resources,
empty oil wells.
Hanging in the present,
living in the past.
Sepia, sun stained portraits;
the evolution of forgetting.

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