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:

Absinthe
RaynesEnd

I've tried absinthe
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only once on the advice
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(read: dare) of a friend.
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She got it in Germany.
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"It's illegal here," she
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told me as if I was unaware
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and I replied "So is the pot
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that you just smoked." Touche.
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That swallow was like a mouthful of leftover
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black jellybeans from three
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Easters past. With added sugar,
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it mirrored my face
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turning from green to white
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but the taste was not much improved.
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My glass remained untouched and
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eventually poured down the sink
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into the sewer, perhaps into the ocean
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giving seals and dolphins
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fantastical dreams.
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"All great writers drank absinthe," I read
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once in a magazine maybe,
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but I am content
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sipping tea in my mediocrity.
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