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:

nothing perhaps something

This is of Nothing,
blank stares and shades of gray
Space and time
and a sky without stars
Lukewarm water
and transparent thoughts
Generic ideas
and white cotton shirts
This is of Nothing,
clear glass and morphine pills
Letters in invisible ink
from forgotten lovers
Footprints in the dust
and wrinkles left from smiles
Conversations once rehearsed
but forgotten in time of need
This is of Nothing,
cities of imagination and worlds made from glass
Music for the deaf
Pictures from the blind
a sweetheart’s kiss
obscured by time
Maturity to a child
and a light to the drifting
This is of Everything

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