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:


with you silently screaming,
through suppressive gasping breath.
from a source of luminous shadows,
living a hateful loving death.
crushed by a heavy lightlessness.
protected by a fabric-less vest.
a frozen torch of liquid flames,
lighting a path to a mournful fest.
with me searching blindly,
for a rough and course caress.
in a state of trusting doubt,
going through relative stress.
all in humble vanity,
going through wraths of zeal.
as it's said done in rebellious conformity.
as you offer yourself as a living sacrifice,
through death comes immortality.

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