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:

Chosen routes
mondos

Chosen routes  
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Our paths are set with  
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destination and substance  
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contours flattened for ease  
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and convenience
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marked with rules and regulation  
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start here; end there  
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know your route Mr Jones  
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or you will get lost; you  
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best be prepared for that.  
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Nature’s route weaves its way  
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through field and forest  
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each step determined by  
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foot; hoof and claw  
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the hills undulate naturally  
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no artificial moulding here, and  
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every foot adheres to its own  
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rules and regulations.  
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Both paths collide from time to time  
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tar and soil converge  
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and upon this divide  
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the casualties of their meeting lay
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motionless, blackened.
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every passing vehicle anoints with its own offering
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and still we pass; oblivious to our part.
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don’t get lost Mr Jones, best be prepared for that.
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