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:


He wrote out the world
Through his life in succession
He scaled out all essence
Without care for the divine
He tried so hard to keep his essence in line
As he lost his mind
In a devotion to proceed in war
One that a selfish child could ignore
And his warm woven blanket unrolled
And it was mended and sowed
Like the wealth he had preached
And the weightless pith he could not reach
So he wrote on a bomb
That wouldn’t explode
He forgot his one love
And now he was down
To his core.

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