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:

this love and the Whos

Remember when we would only watch movies baked because nothing is ever trippy enough
Your mind was blown away by Horton, the Whos and the tiny Whoville fluff.
You said to me "I think he's found all that's wrong with the world"
I said "I think that maybe you've found it" as your soft words blurred.
Remember how after, we kissed like warm magic while our spirits melted
How we'd grasp at ticking time holding it more than we'd ever held it
We'd lie and press joint to lips, watching the smoke swirl in the candles light.
Rhyme silly rhymes before we ever started sleeping, though we never said goodnight.

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