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:


We are grey branches praying,
reaching up to somber skies
swept with wild winds, north and south
untamed days, waiting to be a season
thresholds wanting to be a room,
We are brown fields,
our green shoots hidden beneath the deadness,
first leaves of early flowers
thrusting up through frozen ground
we are March, marching forward,
lions and lambs, memories and promises,
a few more chilling storms,  scattered snows,
winter clinging to our clothes
too many believe the winter
and dry up later in the sun, too late to bloom
too few remember
with ears in time to listen to themselves,

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