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 stand at the edge of the
lake staring blankly passed the sparkles
sunlight makes into its grave darkness
Wind passes over my face while
waves breaks over my feet but I don’t
bend or lose my gaze
The lake is still now in Your
space; You are rapt but my gaze won’t
break; I still see your eyes and hands
Grabbing for air, for me, but
I can’t swim and this is a
passing dream
I’m waiting for You to come
back, to swim to the surface
I know You will.
You wouldn’t leave me here alone with
no one else who loves me You wouldn’t

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