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:

Chelmno
unknown

The transposition of rail lines,
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burdened under Church roof
 2
we waited.
 3
Sunday was a day for work
 4
the Local Squire
 5
proclaimed there was ample,
 6
merely a change of clothes would suffice.
 7
The fingers bleach the figurines
 8
skittering their bungled victims,
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besmirched corridors towards parapet,
 10
carries favour
 11
with the prevailing East winds,
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vehicles seal their cargo,
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inter junctions
 14
head count the bludgeoner's
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excesses.
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