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:

Just before the rain
albeej

I’m happiest when the weather
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is gloomy and threatening rain.
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Its tendency, this low pressure,
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forces most people to remain
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inside comfortable houses.
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Outside becomes much quieter
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assuming a shushed quietus
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that wouldn’t normally occur
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if the day were a sunny one;
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so I pray that this low holds fast
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concealing the intrusive sun
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behind the looming overcast  
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while I revel in its stillness
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and its lugubrious bleakness.
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