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 Old Stop-watch Trick

Of all the circumstances to bring you out,
you come through for the gathering
of my surrogate family's tragedy,
looking like you do.
You and your perfect silhouette floating over and saturating my sadness with tingling pheromones.
Those last ten years served you much better than I ever would have expected.
You stunned me.
I can't recall all of the memories that poured down on me;
such sweet distraction.
I don't think I ever thanked you.

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