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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

love to me
fracture

love to me
 1
is chocolate icing on a cupcake.
 2
it’s the cherry in my shirley temple
 3
that I fish out with a straw.
 4
I’m not good with words
 5
but I’m good with love,
 6
which is like the first warm day of spring
 7
every day.
 8
love is the scent of your hair
 9
lingering on my pillow.
 10
love to me
 11
is a sad song we know all the words to.
 12
it’s comfortable silence
 13
and a contented gaze
 14
that only we share, for now.
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