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:

for oscar
hank

I have beachcombed nearly all the shores
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Of my own internal isle,
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Drift wood of tragic loss explored
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burnt hottest in the fire.
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I descend into the deepest chasms
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Of my own internal isle,
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Fossils of a million schisms
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Beasts still living, few are wild.
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Now I'm resting at an English fount
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On my own internal isle,
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Next the climb up to the mount
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Exhibit there a holy smile.
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