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:

patchwork lovers

Each time I come back I look a bit older.
Mine eyes a little lowered, and my heart more withered.
Sunken and shriveled.
It is stitched with patterns of numerous places.
Vivid to pixels with peoples faces and etched with words linked to dearest memories.
But never a memory of perfect symmetry.
Right now, my feet are bound to the earth, until I am eternally
Tucked into the soil from which then I may be woven into
Someone’s heart one last time.
I would like to think that I was sewn into yours from the start.
Each thread;
My love.
With each thread we'll never part.

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