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:

In a Doppelgänger's Dreamworld

As parabolic cloud drifts race overhead
And haloes of extinction whiplash his eyes
“It isn’t paradisial,”
He wryly observes,
“Those crows washing up in my dreams.”
“Fill their horrid beaks with what,
--- My dripping ribs?
Wraith flesh and blood is delightful I hear,
The Styxians later will feast on its bones
And slice through its rinds without a thought…”
In a doppelgangers dream world
Where nobody enters and nobody leaves,
They’ll exhibit my remains---in a doppelganger’s
Dream world, I’ll be free!

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