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:

let us rip each other to lovely shreds

like you, I am paper
made of fiber
be it of moral nature
or some flimsy content
that will not ensure a life span
of adventures
just re-imaginings
between lines kept in margins
we are open invitations
to be bathed with ink
or smeared with blankness
with emotions as punctuations
dreaming to be airplanes,
or sailboats
folded to escape
(to where, remain unseen)
not knowing that we corrode
whenever we kiss the waves
or free-fall weightless
into anonymity
so should we wait?

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