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:


say you love someone
I say you love, love;
lust or emotion
brands scarred skin
dragging your feet
pursuing a thief
Grail of Affection
familiar grief
Into the mist, it disappears
find another Vessel,
to place your tears
the Nightshade's poison, strong
drink it in my stead
or see the mirrored self
a seed grows
in this place that you have bled
from this seed
grows not a tree
but an open door,

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