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:

A Jester's Prayer

The smoke flys from my lips
As if a swarm of Chiroptera
I crave your hand on my hips
Passion burns like the breath o’ chimera
Into your heat I want to sink
Appetite stroked by hot desire
Licking wet all your pink
Being consumed by our own wild pyre
Burning whole harmony
For a single dream be made complete
Striking song to the rebel of hypocrisy
To stand firm saying; ‘ne’er bleak’
I may always seem to act debonair
But I truly mean; ‘je t'aime mon cher’

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