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:


      u  c
         and toto knows, in full
                       (honesty) that
          we aren't in Kanzass anymore.
            and I have pitched myself onto
              a slippery vision, slightly off
                the centre. slightly here, yet
                  off-world, spacial, unspecified.
                 and can I not
                 be of the straight
                 or simply as straight
                 as me, not this idea
                 of me. not in failed
                            And how
                 you have tried to smirk
                 me into flames, and how
                 I have blown smoke in the
                 question of your eyes
                 till tears made me sorry.
                 made me feel as if I was
                 of Mans creation, created
                  and when I sleep at night you could probably guess what it is I wish for:
          You  u
a temple left to the shaky hands of t   i    me. an idea of solid proportion and infinite flexibilty. I have you in chains. I have you in dresses, in lovely silk couture. I have me in chains having you,
                    dreams are free. life is life .
                    what more can I say?

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