poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Railroad Cros—
unknown

sing.
 1
 
 
Birds chirp
 2
to the
 3
 
 
perpetrator
 4
that
 5
 
 
didn’t reveal the loss
 6
of what was real,
 7
 
 
like a smoked candlestick
 8
hardly in the wake of its handle
 9
 
 
fastened to a door. If
 10
you are me, you
 11
 
 
seek the tunnel that glistens
 12
where the lights
 13
 
 
sit, to listen,
 14
hearing what the approaching tracks
 15
 
 
are fearing. Everything
 16
sits for a moment,
 17
 
 
enveloped
 18
within peace;
 19
 
 
but there is
 20
discomfort, holding the
 21
 
 
hurt, holding the bird that
 22
waits for the wing to be free
 23
 
 
to continue,
 24
sing.
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