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?

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Random Poem:

american cars
rosemary

one day, maybe
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we'll sort out our differences
 2
and go our own ways;
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you perhaps to
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a happy aluminium house
 5
twelve feet from the freeway.
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at night, you'll lie cold
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as your espoused snores,
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and you'll listen to cars
 9
going by.
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and me? i'll be,
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i'll be travelling
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to somewhere unfamiliar,
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rolling forward
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through miles of sun-dusted desert
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and twilight-lit forests.
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one day, i fancy i'll see
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your grubby-faced children
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on the side of the road,
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and if flags are casting shadows
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over their blue-eyed faces,
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i may pull over and say
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hello.
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