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:

Fiery Ink

White blossoms on the almond trees
Surviving the winds and the rain
Blasted with sunny blue skies.
A strong sweet odor in the air
Carried swiftly by the wind
Floating even blocks away.
Fields of tall green grass
Waving exactly like the sea
Swallowing beast and insects.
Staring upward lost in sky
Watching the blue fade
The tainted yellow moon
The multicolored stars
The stories hidden in plain sight
Stars linked by invisible lines.
A history and future written in flame.

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