poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

A stillborn re-union 1954
useine

When tansy and  yarrow
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seeded past the factory gates
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Madam Centro spinster - cleaner
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leapt  to her death.
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for the solace of a handkerchief
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no one mourned her earthly exit
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except her tom, Peter, but with only a bowl
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of milk to fortunate his temporary grief
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for gravitas effects everybody differently.
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and our ex Madam Centro
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languishing amongst those dead souls
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will never draw recompense -
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never understanding that perhaps
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leaving this nocturnal serenade was never the answer.
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for her First World War groom
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is bereft again of peaceful exoduses
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his sweet blossom in transit
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never to return.
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