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:

The Black Light

Cleaning out my
In the clarity
Of the day,
I discovered
For the first time
The things I already knew,
It was then I saw
I was at
Yet only half way through
And through I wandered the Apple orchard
Peering at the fruit.
Silently synonymous, symmetry was in poverty and surplus all differently the same.
Thus I groaned how Wracked is the mind of all in time who dance
With nothingness
To the tune worthless
On the fading
Floor fueled to foul wine.  
How can I extricate
The ambience
Of fate and folly in a clock’s exhale
When light
Has ceased from invitation to my door?  
As fire forges might or blight the testing tube surrounds all clay
For black light brings
Out white.
Ah Beautiful pain of grief
Come visit me
In my eve of feigned belief  
For writing does not sooth
The soul of the black light bickerer.

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