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:

As you lay sleeping...

Your hair smells like cinnamon
on a cold morning.
Quick peek out frosted window's
wonderland of white, bright as your smile.
I smooth over warm bedspread—
velvety and soft
to lay upon,
like the hide of your hips.
Reaching down
pulling razor up my leg,
I imagine it is your hand
caressing me.
Soap suds surround me,
seducing my senses—
I use Dove…
its creamy indulgence reminds me of you.
Brushed hair falls
down my back—
its tendrils tickle me,
much like your whispered words.
Off to another day at the office,
boot pushes pedal,
driving toward another day
away from you.

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