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:

Part 6- The Effect(s) of Worldwide Insomnia

The plain wall dances with patterns;
my fingers edge along the cloth,
feeling the subtle lines,
reaching for the void;
The air is still alive,I realize,
in this black, windowless room.
The skyscrapers collapse under the weight of the rain;
The mansions burn and the wind sweeps away the ash;
The hungry locusts devour the fields;
1000, 1001, 1002;
the tiles cease and
my fingers reaches the end;
I begin again..

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