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:

ballroom
aurelius

i sit lonely
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in the dark
 2
with bars
 3
on my windows
 4
to imprison
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the out-of-doors.
 6
i think of women
 7
and the dead.
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the women,
 9
sashed in marigolds,
 10
dance impolitely
 11
on the ceiling,
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the dead observe
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from empty chairs;
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their skin
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hangs in folds
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over the arms
 17
like foppish
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costumes.
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they comment
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on the living
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the way
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bouffant skirts
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regard
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flat sunday slacks.
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the ballerinas,
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meanwhile,
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huff and haw
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at my affection.
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they do not
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see the deceased
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but calmly
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trample them.
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this gives me pause.
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should i wear
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a tutu?
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