poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

And Today Was a Day Just Like Any Other
madderhatter

Top down
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and I'm pink hued singing to myself
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Mauling Carpinteria roads
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through paper thin mustard seed whifs.
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And today was a day just like any other
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your five o' clock shadow sungushes
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scuffing my lip.
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You showed me the sky.
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Crawling up the walls chewing my
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pumpernickel bread blocks, I fall translucent.
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Our dropped notes and immaculate
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hair breezes of yesterday’s fairy-tails
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billow through our rickety
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stovetop smoke detector,
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drowning as music in a downgush.
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And I’m convulsing;
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Toe arched in the corner.
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Eating my notes and penmanship
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deliberately keeping quiet
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remembering tomorrow
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is four months from a year.
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