poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

blind night
nemissk8

(revised)
 1
Fade into consuming darkness
 2
Escape the amputated reach
 3
        dismembered light
 4
Figures fail to render discernable form
 5
Shadows deprived of primal contrast
 6
Shamefully offer the stain of their memory
 7
Now colored by a lifeless palette
 8
        abysmal blues and blacks
 9
                      
 10
                       A day’s vestige becomes
 11
                       The night’s rubble
 12
 
 
Tomorrow will rebuild today
 13
With the deft hands of daybreak
 14
         the craftsmanship of light
 15
As broad strokes resurrect endless colors
 16
From beneath the horizon
 17
 
 
 
 
(original)
 18
Fade into consuming darkness
 19
Escape the amputated reach
 20
        dismembered light
 21
Figures fail to render discernable form
 22
Shadows deprived of primal contrast
 23
Shamefully offer the stain of their memory
 24
Now colored by a lifeless palette
 25
        spectrum of blackness
 26
                      
 27
                       A day’s vestige
 28
                       The night’s rubble
 29
 
 
Tomorrow rebuilds today's world
 30
The deft hands of daybreak
 31
The craftsmanship of light
 32
Broad strokes spew endless color
 33

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