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:

Unfamiliar June
Ananke

With her layered skirts
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clinging to goose bump
 2
legs and my rainsoaked
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dog sloshing through
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her yard to do his business,
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this June is unfamiliar.
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This great aunt, frozen and wet,
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I could swear she was second
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cousins with the Arctic
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grandfathers, or perhaps
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she'd been visiting Narnia
 11
for a spell
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and come back with
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wrapped treasures,
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presents for her
 15
twin nieces:
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Hot cider, turkish delight,
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iced castles and
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crystalline figurines
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beautiful and
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impossible to touch.
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I argue with a friend
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over lattes, inside,
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staring through the window
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at the summer tables
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on the veranda,
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chairs up.
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Our dirigible is tied
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out back and we are
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only waiting
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for the right time to
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escape this foreign land.
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