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:

a morning world

a sleepy silhouette, in range of scent
forgiven morning breath
covers taught, the twain
procrastinate a mornings end
their clothes, who, crumpled on the floor
in waiting purpose of the day
can lay, for seven hours more
within a world of white and down
two, camouflaged to time
and trepid, but to lowest tones
in fear, to kindle trace of doubt
becalmed romance, entombed in peaceful rest
the two, the last, who found their sought
yet fought, the flutter in their breast

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