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:


"love" the mysterious
guest shining bright in
the coupling morn leaving
care in its wake and
vision not blind to the taste
of touching sounds
crying at joy's sweet
peace -love the
passenger in benefit's
journey unlike the dark
home of lonesome dreams
this day's heart's pride
and the treasure found
buried in the sands
of time's solace
be not loud and soon over
but quiet as doves
of a new harmony
the way graceful foregetting
false intoxications
of brief travels but
a bright star in the oceans
of diamond sky

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