poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

dig your own grave and save
guelah

I told him if I had ever owed him
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anything in this lifetime,
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this would make us even;
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this would make us divergent,
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and ever diverging from our evenness
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He nodded his head
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in embarassed acceptance;
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and bathed in the blend
 8
of sunset and streetlights,
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he smoked his cigarette cautiously,
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timid puffs-
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lizard tail of ash
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detatched
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with a flick of the wrist
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