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:


Dust settles,
grainy and film-like,
a funeral shroud enveloping
each leather bound cover.
Tiny universe on universe,
Lying piled.
Atlas holding the world,
veiled in dust,
chalk on fingers.
lying in wait,
they reach out
promising, pining, yearning.
Trapped inside
rest adventures already taken
foes already battled.
they will be orphans
waiting for a day of rain that
tastes fresh,
fresh like
tea that finally warms my fingers.

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