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 see you
for the first time
in what feels like forever.
Your smile -
it hasn’t changed.
Well, maybe it’s a little wider
since we last saw each other.
Your eyes -
they twinkle with the glow
of familiarity.
One I have longed to be reunited with.
Your arms -
They encircle me with a strength
that I had forgotten,
causing me to remember
in rushes of passionate thought.
Sensation creeps slowly through me.
A strong realization
that all of this,
the expanse of your smile,
the twinkle in your eyes,
the strength of your embrace,
its all for me.
And for tonight,
its all for me.

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