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:

death is my favorite thought (for a friend)

pattern grapes,
golden-, yellow-, green,
dead,the taste
dead the laughter
break bowl
roll, scatter
under the sky cupboard
cloud bounce into my mouth
(teeth between)
face on floor
against red tape.
pals, two skin cells.
both dead, grey
from two different hosts
fell two different days.
hello, reach out
wrist wasp, kiss hand.
knock on the beehive door
i am invited in.
i cannot behave.
i am not invited to stand.
your color palette
what it got you?
nods, polite requests
i am not satisfied here.
'every day make an enemy'
that what god etched behind my forehead.
piano kite, i will play
walking out the park one day
walking out my suit skin
please do not be afraid
or feel guilt
you were the lamp among chairs.
everything is my enemy.

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