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:

I'm sorry I missed you today

I was wrapped around my skin
exhausted, inbetween spheres
was it you beyond the giant green leaf
peeking at me
in a strand of sun
with eyes raised tall and growing up to spring's yellow exhale
ships passed on the seas of my mind
slow and gently rising
a child giggled over them
forgive me I was caught wondering
how much of me was still him
I stayed awhile with his toy sails
trying to get their glare to stay on my skin
I'm taking you with me
when I go back to his waves and cherry smile
he laughs loudest in the reflection of your sunglasses

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