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:

Mark up and marked down, together

Anticipate, then, release,
you loitered like a moth
drawn to a heavenly beam,
they weren't hellish flames.
Turn, then, turn back,
there are no expressions,
no idea if you'll conform
or be a catalyst of tears.
Examine, then, realise,
this isn't your full potential,
or at least not recognised
by the mighty red lines.
Hover, then, ponder,
good enough but not correct,
is it worth the hounding stares?
Mark up and marked down, together.

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