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

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

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