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:

Heart Feeds Brain

their veins coarse blood
and blood's course is vain:
heart feeds brain
their thoughts are the same
coarse lovers strain
our lady's weak heart
without care for her frame
they lead to the dark
of loveless ambition
fraternal competition
and selfish fame
their evil sly art
can't sustain her heart
and she is defenseless
their onslaught relentless
with arrogant demonstrations
of possession she only
feels shame
coarse lovers stained
my lady's bleak heart
her suffering and pain
all said, all in vain
still unknown to her
is her love's
true name

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