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:

the dock

Sitting on the sun warmed, rough, sandy dock.
The sun is high. The water crystal clear so i can see the untouchable bottom.
The wind dances past my pink polished toe nails as my feet dangle freely off the dock.
The soft wind brings the sweet smell of suntan lotion past me.
The familiar cold hand grasps mine, like a key in a lock.
We stand for only a moment.
We fall into the unforgiving sea.
the shocking chill isnt bad, for i know i'm sharing it with him.

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