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:

Lonely Soul

Here I lie  
in solemn agony  
A lonely soul  
looking for company  
the wind, how it moans
it's own unique cry,
hungry for it's own kind of company
the crack of thunder  
and the subtle cry of rain  
the whistle of the leaves  
nature's lonely soul  
all around  
everyone is waiting for something  
some company  
a lonely soul wants to roam  
but roam not alone any longer

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