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:

A stillborn re-union 1954

When tansy and  yarrow
seeded past the factory gates
Madam Centro spinster - cleaner
leapt  to her death.
for the solace of a handkerchief
no one mourned her earthly exit
except her tom, Peter, but with only a bowl
of milk to fortunate his temporary grief
for gravitas effects everybody differently.
and our ex Madam Centro
languishing amongst those dead souls
will never draw recompense -
never understanding that perhaps
leaving this nocturnal serenade was never the answer.
for her First World War groom
is bereft again of peaceful exoduses
his sweet blossom in transit
never to return.

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