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:

Our Autumnal Renewal of Love
Bethl

Like vintage wine
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our affection deepens
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with every year.
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Like aged cheese
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our wisdom ripens
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with the measure
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of time.
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For the bells toll forth
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and ring in the seasons
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as our time together
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ebbs and flows in the
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steady rhythm of
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familiar ritual.
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Each day presents
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some promise
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some peril
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the darks and lights
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rise and fall with
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the predictable breath
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of setting suns
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and rising moons.
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But just as the crest of
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dawn hovers
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like a stealth
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and cunning bandit,
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I still find refuge
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in the warm
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ivory folds of your
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strong and loving arms.
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