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:

ascend I
sarahjoie

I had a dream in another night’s reverie
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shrinking orchids in urns
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by a mellow sea
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yesterday I will awake within a cedar tree
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arise from such lethargy
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coarse desolation feigning pride
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while dipping radish in the Nile
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here to taste and grieve
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better brine than blood
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oh weariness disembark
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as I reach for another branch
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and pull myself up
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a little higher now
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