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:

skirt wrapped night

i think i know. but i don't.
i am tried and best and blue,
vanquished in the moth
flutter of dim bulbs
smoking hot. red. then arcs
blended colours
strewn across the ceiling
where the ants crawl.
night, with dreams
a beautiful woman
dancing on the shore,
the shore where once
you pressed your toes
into the sticky sand,
come pale from the waters
lapping tongue.
loved her in the velvets,
the crimson iris of love,
those blasé colours
thrown on like a lumpy sweater.
you, i, those who seek...
they drown to watch,
to see her twirl--
a skirt wrapped against the night.

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