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:

palace within

I tacked up miniature pieces
and made a city of gold
in it the palace of the mystery pearl
hanging mists burn off
the sun play's it as it's painted
the gold never dulls
mystry pearl changes into powder
and the rivers change the seas
bamboo developes curtains
so the palace is shaded
to grow from gold to a voyage
the advance, the coin for elixir
no city, no gold
harmony sustains in the city
no gate is locked
with the jade emperor
all is welcome within
no disharmony in an enemy
for the emperor gazed into
his bowl of tea
thus ended the war

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