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:

Plea to the Ancients

You are God--
I am Memory,
together we will
have nine daughters
they will lead legions
of laughter, love and lyrics
in a plethora
of facets
from written history,
dancing feet,
comedy, tragedy and
music all the way to
the most important--
Muses are not
they are my daughters,
your daughters,
spawn of the Almighty and
Progeny of
Olympian and Titan,
bred to form the basis
for all inspiration.
Artists look to them
for the spark that lights their
fire... thank you for those
nine nights of lustful love
that brought forth such
beautiful deities
to visit us in our dreams
sprinkling our days
with dance, drama, melody
and rhyme.
May they visit us all,
one by one,
choosing each of us for
our own aptitudes, wishes and
whether we write, sing
speak or stare into the heavens--
act the fool or play
the fallen Agamemnon,
call upon us, conjure
the entities that fathered you and
let us

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