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:

Mantra in Green

The temple incenses stir
among white star Jasmine
with odors sweet.
Large long pipe chimes
play secret notes
in the breeze,
soft sounds
Monks in Saffron robes
move quietly.
In the emerald grounds
their presence breaks,
the deep colors green.
In their silence
what are the thoughts
on their tranquil minds?
Mike Hendershot 2010

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