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:

Scarlet Amethyst

Hear this across the miles of space breath-
Come quickly.  I'm a mess.
My lungs couldn't reach the air,
and I've turned blue.
Come and see the atrophy.
Bring pretty things for me.
Everything is vanishing
into the sterile indigo air.
I can't recall the events that led to this.
I am steady trying and failing.
I have forgotten how to breathe!
Nice this chat requires no talking.
No one can listen to me now
but you.
Miles of space breath sliding by.
Always thought you could read my mind.
I'm blending into the violet blue!
I thought you knew.
You could see your breath in here,
though the fire is dangerously near.
The scarlet amethyst,
bloody and breathless.

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