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:

Bangles
delfinkay

We all wear bangles
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with the diamonds showing,
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sparkling out for the world to judge
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a ring of jewels,
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glittering with the reflections
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of the
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people around us. Each jewel glitters differently
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as the people change.
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The flat, smooth, inner circle
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is private and rarely seen.
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It is plain,
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simple.
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It does not reflect its surroundings, yet
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it is closer to earth
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than any amount of diamonds.
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It is green,
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and it knows peace.
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I wonder;
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how do we wear
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ourselves?
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