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:

The Mirage

Deeply tired eyes
Ever expanding thighs
The plot is thickening
As I sink into my lies
Don’t be fooled
You hardy fellow
Though I play
A great falsetto
A beautiful voice
Is poison too
If beyond the rhythm
Nothingness looms
Reach a high
Just fall so low
Watching how easily
Spirituality blows
Like a whisper to the moon
And the weaver on the loom
Secrets shared between too friends
One inanimate means the other pretends

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