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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

spotting orion
spaces

i clutch your
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clammy cold
 2
and fish-like hands.
 3
sweat drips like
 4
courage from fevered palms.
 5
 
 
pink and moistened lips part
 6
to beg indiscrection --
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we are trite.
 8
 
 
these pinpricks
 9
of dead heat and light;
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they twitch
 11
and twinkle
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widdershins against
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our movement.
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we hesitate like clockwork.
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you speak your refusals
 16
as i stutter mine;
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and all of it is nothing
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against the inevitability
 19
of this
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  all-encompassing kiss.
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