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 Beginning of Fat Quarter

its something like the yearn
the bottomless barren
that consumes my eyelids when sleep
takes over me
slow, smooth and redempting
this lust and this yearn
- - - -
& these movies that never get old
the chains, jewelry & shine
the precious glow of damp pink skin
causing blurred images
& pimp glasses of lumped love on strings
puppeteers of joy & sorrow
- - - -
fills my daydreams
this thin, gorgeous person
who talks around on airs
who walks with the flip-flop of summer
who glances at you and your face
melting you completely
- - - -
the jaded beauty of your child-like eyes
images of future things never to happen
touching of strangers skin
wanted, explored

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