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:

Imperfect Charm

Imperfect love, take my heart, I am yours
For just to share your eyes again
I’d wish to travel back in time
To see you not, but think so vivid
My heart that feels love enough to jade the blade
That cut, bleeding many drops from known things
In shattered pieces dwindled over dancing eyes
I hurt myself and cannot see
Can’t ya tell me least where’s to go
While ya urge my feet to leave your home

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