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:

A Green Ribbon

A green ribbon tied loosely around my waste,
My dress an angelic white
About to be dirtied.
My hair is short;
My eyes are calm;
My face is fragile.
I grasp a mass of feathers in my soft,
Petite fingers.
A rainbow ball lays deflated
On the green floor.
The green ribbon blends
As does the dove against my dress.
Her sweet wings flutter,
Yearning to wriggle free from this
Suffocating choke.
But I’m not trying to be inhumane.
I’m trying to love.
Oh, how my efforts do fail,
As this avian creature tries to escape Me.
Finally she calms
And the dove coos in a sugary tone.

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