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:

Realize to Memorize, Breathing...

Blinking cursor goes astray in a seemly endless May;
I notice there are no shadows in a pixel, and wonder how we are fooled by fading light.
The sparks thus fly from table to table, a square dance of metaphorical fable; as I watch still the screaming words unwritten in this occupation of omission.
A single sigma does not make six but one would say that six is the number of the sigma without showing what we havn't done.
A lack of effort or a spontanius fling, does it mater where the septum then deviates, or the rotary malfactor ripping between clavical and blade;
Randomized speech, with no impedimate on each sylable as it races through the laryinx like a hernia on inguinal bend.
I've wanted to taste the sweets victory of loss, but never did I see living in a state of show were I live and die, in every way, every day.

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