poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Unrequited
Rull

I wove a daydream in my mind
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I placed me in your heart
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and we lived a long idyllic life
 3
in a beautiful paradise.
 4
 
 
Then I awoke to the truth,
 5
though my love is unrelenting,
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to you I'll always be the friend
 7
 
 
Whose devotion
 8
you never questioned,
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whose love
 10
you never saw.
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