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:

Kill Causes, Prevent Effects

and my eyes were broken,
Or had I just hidden
my face under the satin
sheets? silky, they kissed my
cheeks. gently, they hid skies
bright, beautiful, and shining,
boasting boldness through lining,
breaking barriers of timing.
I bow now before fighting
the problem of the problem
with fists, hollow and solemn.
a stone wall humbled them often
broken from selfish expression; softened.
So instead I use them for mining
in a vast hole with no bottom.

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