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:

Ann
PaulBeers

In an afternoon, with new eyes
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to the world I toddle around.
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The cosy smell of summer drifts,
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clear as the washed living room windows.
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At home
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a palm size toy pick-up,
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blue with a white back,
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cause of childish love and chatter.
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Ann bearing a clear, sharp voice –
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“Is this your new toy? Wow.”
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Young but sure she was with
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long brown hair, and a mothering smile.
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My silence, everyone feared.
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But for this lesson, I now know
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I’m loved,
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sureness in an uncertain future.
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In an afternoon, with new eyes
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to the world I toddle around.
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The cosy smell of summer drifts,
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clear as the washed living room windows.
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