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:

why i'm a morning person

a thin dirt trail behind our rented cabin at
lacey keosauqua state park
wound down a steep
rut covered
incline into the forest where
spider webs stuck to my lips
it veered
right towards shore then
all the way around
lake sugema
the half way point was
marked by a moss
covered bridge spanning a
dry creek bed
my father
put me on his shoulders
climbed up onto the railing and
pointed through the oak trees
out across the still
past blue and white buoys lining the perimeter of
the swimming area
to the opposite shore line where
a wide staircase of cracked cement steps
swept up the side of the bank in a half moon crescent
the top half hidden by
morning fog so it looked
liked the stairs just wound
up into the sky
where do they go
i wanted to know
lets find out
smiled the smile he only ever smiled before the sun was up
and his drinking
began in earnest

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