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:

Bedroom Candles

Bedroom Candles
By Uriah Lee Hamilton
Bleak city in the rain,
I’m as sad as an evening
Without a sunset.
When hopelessly
Staggering in despair,
I read the little letters
She left for me
When I knew her heart
And her capacity to care.
I withhold my tears
If anyone can see me,
If anyone is near;
But the bedroom candles
Often see me weeping
In the lonely hours
Of the night.

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