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:

baking April (or Ode to global warming)

My poems were normally born in spring,
but this year I was tossed straight into the
summer, waiting in vain for April
to wash my worries away.
It seems that I've lost my poems to
the green party-policies pasting
great campaigning smiles all over
the issue of global warming.
I don't mean to be overly blunt, I'm ok
with a bit of political hot
air on saving our environment, investing
in research on alternate energy.
The reality of it, though, is
that this talk will not cleanse my April
showers from the acid rain
that hit them years ago.
All I know is I'm taking out
that August tank top in April,
tossing off my flip flops with
sand stains from last June,
to slip into that new mini
skirt since it's too hot
to wear anything
Yet deep inside my heart aches and
behind that summer silhouette
I feel the buds of April
poems bake away.
It hurts to have them
stay beneath the earth
under the pressure of global warming.

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