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 meeting of souls

Lamenting hands caress
A somber beat, soft at first.
But soon his sober beat, it fades
And a fire begins to take its place.
A thunderous sound—tribal, primal—
Takes a hold and turns him wild.
His song, it calls to her;
Wraps her tight in its embrace,
And draws her to his pounding drum.
Dancing toes trace maps across the mud;
Her body moves helplessly,
Molded by his melody.

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