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:

good friday

i crave to compose the perfect sonnet
to tell you how i feel
every word would be enchanting and thoughtful
every phrase fair and succinct.
i yearn to scribe the perfect letter
where i portray my paradise imagined:
every appeal would be supposable
every supplication agreeable to your heart.
how i entreat my cloaked courage within
to reveal this cardinal passion
that i covet you also bear,
burdening and arduous, in your marrow,
instead of this mellow saffron you often present
so similar to the flaxen guise i often dress myself in.

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