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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

summer left my skin...
tragicbubble

roughed but smooth
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from waves that threw
 2
me against you.
 3
 
 
We’re just friends,
 4
you reminded me
 5
as we lay
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absentmindedly.
 7
 
 
Our beloved thing
 8
to say that summer,
 9
because it so neatly
 10
encompassed
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the seas spread between
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us like something spilt last night
 13
uncleaned.
 14
 
 
Words to part dust.
 15
Breath spent twirling
 16
through light to caress
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bare toes in warm air.
 18
A light embrace mirroring
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the sort of sin
 20
that kept us apart.
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Saturated, that summer
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so utterly,
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that only the wind
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kept us together.
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