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:


I lay asleep
dreaming unremembered dreams
Knowing that,
In my lack of memory,
That it was you I dreamed of,
Whom I can not,
Be able to approach
And tell all that my soul holds;
To show my unconditional,
I can only live happily
Deep in my heart,
Where nothing but the shades
Of the secular world are found,
Where nothing is truly real
Except the emotions of a
Weak and cowardly man,
One who can never accept
Confess the truth.

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