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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

For My Love

She is my Aphrodite,
The Serpent of Beauty, interim;
Lust rusts and consumes stability
And out come the gruesome screams of obsession.
My greatest desire shall not be
Dilapidated by these walls set up by
Her “virile companion.”
My sins will mobilize, inhale the toxin which
Conflagrant lust distorts.
I will strangle her with strings of my persuading
Seduction, and fill her mouth with the ever lasting
Sands of ecstasy.

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