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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Random Poem:

Security Blanket
willow

The summer sun beats down
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spotlighting the movement
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of a tattered cloth,
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blowing ever so slightly
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in the winds of creativity
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Stirring upon the fence line
 6
the cloth sits patiently
 7
Waiting...
 8
for the right current of faith
 9
to signal a revolution
 10
A gust of air whittles through
 11
gently nudging an escape
 12
from the pins
 13
that taper down its ends
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Outstretching its force
 15
an attempt is made
 16
just to be suppressed
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for another day
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When the wind is stronger
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And hopes are higher
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The cloth sits patiently
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Waiting...
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