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:

encouragement, i guess

thirteen billion years ago
a fist flew and broke a nose
hearts slept
lips met and
houses fell in riven rows
thirteen billion years ago
you're breathing
speaking moment
into life
eons rife with pride and sweet atonement
thirteen billion years ago
you'll learn what was made
what ripples of mind echoed
out of a soul
fated for that towards which it strove
you are the world, the world is you
take care, the only true goodbye

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