poetry critical

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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"
sShelled

"I"
 1
It's what you talk about  
 2
I talk from an I  
 3
into an I  
 4
run from the I  
 5
bite your I's nail off  
 6
take the I's tail  
 7
and tie it into a knot.  
 8
    
 9
Palm tree leaves are riding a breeze  
 10
like our lungs flutter
 11
in its warm cosy geography
 12
 
 
how does it differ.
 13
 
 
People once carved with blunt knifes,
 14
now, we sharpen the tip of our tongue
 15
 
 
we still cut each other.
 16
 
 
No matter
 17
"I" still exists
 18
Paths of our lives  
 19
still narrow and shorten like the dents in our palms
 20
where our hands
 21
talk about
 22
what we know,
 23
 
 
      the pictures that have shrunken to the confines
 24
      of our minds,
 25
      of the fats and the skin
 26
      that have swelled and dried.
 27
 
 
"I"
 28
walk on its last bone
 29
before I shattered to dust
 30
and I can't know a thing anymore
 31
 
 
because nothing exists in my hands now.
 32

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