poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

and the wolf says...
sybarite

what do you hear
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when he looks at you that way
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like he's hungry and you're candy
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or meat
 4
 
 
his intent
 5
gnawing the buttons
 6
on your blouse
 7
 
 
rustling the cellophane of socially engineered restraint
 8
his animal inhales deeply
 9
as your scent breaks on his brow
 10
 
 
were he less bound
 11
by tie and fine footwear
 12
he would have you
 13
here
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and if she were to lift her fairy-tale
 15
just once
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she'd find herself
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willing
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