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:

Water it Down

floating towards somewhere
the dancing winds go missing
boundless movements towards...
perhaps a collision of hide and seek,
cracking down on my mind
dusty choices ache for choosing
their way, nothing more yesterday.
too bad I float on an imaginary comfort,
of little pieces of love, parts...
simple pieces of me, hah parts gone missing
everything rubbed me wrong,
i'm looking for the exit, people seem
so very serious, I want to water it down,
water people down a bit, break them up
into little pieces...

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