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:

The pyre's dirge

I want to burn,
without celebration,
no ad in the paper,
for my incineration.
No procession, no grave,
for I will never rot,
then hide your filthy crosses,
my soul belongs to none.
I leave my realm,
my town, my streets,
now crown my head,
with golden wreath.
Pour me there,
on my land,
where i bled,
was bred and fed...
Please do grieve,
and play my song,
from early mourning,
until dawn.

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