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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

why wait for the ride to come to a complete stop? jump.
unknown

they're only
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whispers
 2
coming from the carousel
 3
 
 
what did you expect?
 4
 
 
having always
 5
sat on the bench
 6
the horses
 7
never liked us
 8
 
 
if unscrewed
 9
they'd pommel me
 10
and you,
 11
 
 
they turned
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into a juggler
 13
dragging your balls
 14
to the street fair
 15
 
 
all they can do
 16
is mutter tripe
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up and down
 18
they go
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while spinning
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in their own
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cheap carnival
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