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:

"oh my darling, cling to me"

everything suddenly shifted
seamlessly, it seems
embers falling from trees, greying skies
frozen ashy wind
sifts through the room
you are beautiful, lost inside these warm covers
we kept the window open for the cat
to pretend it is summer
for an excuse to melt into each other

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