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:

Imperfect tear
Divya

I was born with a flap of a wing that is broken
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When Heaven and Earth were embraced
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In a wounded dusk and a time left unspoken
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When men still in Eden were placed
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I was born in a winter’s twilight morning
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With the Father’s tear in my heart
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And a pagan sign scorched deep as a warning
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That I am the one tear that’s apart…
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I was born as a beautiful monster, with an aura
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Of chaos inside, to give birth to the sin,
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and to forge with my flames the box of Pandora,
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To make her release the horrors within
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I was born in a night of silent consummation
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to bring forth a world of shadows and fear
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to deceive and make man fall in temptation
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I was born as an imperfect tear …
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