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:

As I feel, so you trace
lai

I am the white flesh inside the yellow
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korean pear, the skin in circles as i knife
 2
to curve it off in one blade
 3
 
 
I am unclean
 4
I am your fluid, your lake, your freshwater-
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your impulsive, your impetus, your imp-
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your west lake willow, I am
 7
the girl who takes a string of leaves
 8
and crowns herself the queen of the open
 9
bamboo forest
 10
 
 
but
 11
 
 
only when the tide is up and the moon yellow
 12
like a pear and is round like your voice
 13
and when I feel like it
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(or when you feel like it)
 15
 
 
on other days I would be barefoot,
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underwater, you are my ground you are
 17
my earth my tree-arms that triggers my
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tendency to dance with flowers in my hair
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as i feel, so you trace
 20
the winter in my fingertips
 21
 
 
and i will find july between your lips
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