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:

Late August Wind

I watch her neat green fingers,
she sings softly to herself.
Sun falls on the window ledge,
birds call from a privet hedge.
The cushioned cat has gone to ground,
her heat has warmed the dampened soil.
Three bees hum,an  insect crawls,
first Autumn leaf begins to fall.
Door half open, sunlight creeps,
shadow spreads across my feet.
Firefly hums his wings beat twice,
burrowing sound of garden mice.
A lattice leans on gable end,
sapling shades beyond the fence.
Sky grows dark, clouds immense,
chimney smoke begins to bend.

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