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:


Pacing in my dreams,
I found that lion you were looking for.
I saw his eyes,
glowing jewels in the jungle,
seeping through grey-moss memories.
I heard the moan, the growl, the roar
from his hungry mouth
his hungry soul
his hungry heart.
I saw you standing
not far from the beast,
my little lamb.

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