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:

Trust me

Ambiguity is my game
out of hardship, really.
What remains is not insignificant.
The purity of one night together,
I gave it all, believe me.
No thoughts beyond the sea.
Tight and calm, that day,
while we coasted and talked.
I love in small urges and the rest
is mine, protected in cloak
of indifference. What's left
is my scent on your fingers,
that's the essence, trust me.

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