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 Paint a Picture

I close my eyes and paint a picture,
A sky of blue, fields of green,
Perfection, only a brush stroke away.
With each breath I take,
I can see the mountains, trees, A brook with clear glacier water,
Soft billowing clouds weightless aloft.
Moments pass into time as the beauty surrounds me,
I can hear the brook singing,
Feel a gentle breeze blowing across my face,
There is peace, and total tranquility.
I can see it, Touch and hear it,
Eyelids tightened harder,
Trying desperately to hold the image,
Knowing all too well, tomorrow my eyes will open,
The picture will be gone.
I live each day knowing,
When I lay down to rest,
Palette and brush will return to my hand,
And when I close my eyes,
I will paint a picture

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