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:

Firing Deisre

Enduring love, an effervescing flame
imbued in open air; we merge a whole
aware from darker depths to press a claim
for love we know infused of passion’s role.
Our wild love soars aloft, intensifies
in bands of scented smoke to grand ascent,
its vastness speaks at ease beyond the skies;
desires are quenched in fires of merriment.
In angel’s pose the pure suspense of Love
ignites a flare to radiate our course,
from journey’s end to whence it rose above
horizon’s edge, returned to gentle source.
Leaving, subdued tinder flame aspiring,
Their avid souls once more are firing.

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