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:

My Favorite Color, Which I'm Beginning to Hate (edited)

My Favorite Color, Which I’m Beginning to Hate
Sitting alone on the couch
Staring at poetry you gave me
In search of inspiration
To write about the purple
You said meant death is coming
While we watched that film
Which I watched again
And was reminded of what you said
Sitting alone on the couch
A song echoing forever on repeat
Evoking a familiar feeling
That is you
Your soft chocolate breath
Holding back wet laughter
Hidden in the shape of the words
Until I think about their meaning
Sitting alone on the couch
Wondering if there is still life
In the dried-up poinsettia
Stooped on the windowsill
Once vibrantly purple
Like us last Christmas
Maybe spring skies will return life
For tears are not enough

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