poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Sixth Sense
larrylark

Don't look now
 1
but she's watching.
 2
Can't taste, nothing to smell
 3
or touch; can't hear,
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but the twitch of fear
 5
is real enough.
 6
Turn if you dare
 7
to catch her unaware,
 8
gazing, always gazing,
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meeting your glassy stare.
 10
Another world materialised
 11
behind your back,
 12
shrouded moments of the past
 13
linger. Turn again quickly,
 14
breathe yourself in,
 15
touch an icy fingertip,
 16
let your senses swim.
 17
Eyes blink in shadows
 18
cast among the dead,
 19
mouthing, beckoning,
 20
"Join us, join us."
 21
Shudder, leave the room,
 22
close a door.
 23
Somewhere, distant faint laughter
 24
of the departing
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fades on breathless wind.
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