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:

Autumn Outdoors

autumn’s leaves fall and    
the wind pushes the branches    
that sift the sunlight    
casting shadows upon    
their dreamy moonlike skin, soft    
and damp like dewdrops        
and their lips, the    
color of crimson twilight,    
kiss their long farewell

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