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:

The Portrait Maker Eases 1900 Women

Thank you all for gracing our
establishment. Before you sit
or stand—your choice—we assure
results you'll like. I give this little
speak each day—a cheerful monologue.
So often subjects say one thing
whilst their eyes betray a terror that
the likeness will be—well!    Relax
if you will—inspect our art.  Petite
samples in our albums lead to larger
scale works up the hall—down which
as you will—you may all proceed.
Note in passing looks you like—
looks you need to please assume
for a remounted monocle's
mere objective stare.
Here now is the most-prime
truth: no lady ever is—
any less than charming
and more within
every face that we espy.

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