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:

Aqua Waters...
ambiguos

Pushing past his
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           writers block...
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Surprised! by his new wit
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      there came rushing words
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         and thoughts... along
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      with the warmth of the
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evening air and cricket sounds
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    from the land along the shore
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There were bending palms
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       hanging over still aqua seas,
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     where a turtle shared the
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beach alone
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There in the shallows
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          of soft clear waters,
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        the sea creatures crackling
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     sounds could be heard,
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             earnestly playing to their ears
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Take time...
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        to hear them
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      while floating there
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with your favorite pens,
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        on those warm and
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glassy, aqua seas
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Mike Hendershot 2010
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