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:


White, puffy and round
The Puffs have come
They're all abound!
Floating, sailing, soaring high
Beautiful Puffs litter the sky!
All the joys of childish glee
Come together with Puffs you see.
The Puffs that spark emotional rides
As rapid as the ocean's tides
Puffs as white as an angel's wings
The gleeful child notices this as he sings
His song of childish sovereignty
Oh, how I envy his serenity!
He had not a care in the world
As the winds whirled
Past his joyfilled, smiling face
As he runs to the Puffs, engaged in chase.

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