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:

Simple Things

People take for granted the simplest little things
The slight wisp of a breeze in your hair
The aromatic imprint of one red rose
The innocence within a child's smile
The overwhelming fragrance of a freshly cut field
The running of a small brook off in the distance
The everlasting love from a child
The admiration for a parent in their eyes
The undying wordship unspoken by a child
The known wanting for a place in a parents' heart
The smile of recognition that their love is returned
People take for granted the simplest little things

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