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:

Pigeons and Doves

In this life we are all so busy,
So many people running by,
It’s hard to know,
It’s hard to tell,
Who’s the pigeons,
And who’s the doves.
Sometimes, sometimes,
A dove flies by,
And you don’t see,
That he’s a dove,
Until he’s gone.
Then all you can do,
Is fly after him,
And hope,
Hope, that he sees,
Your a dove too.

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