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:

Embracing Today

I chased a shadow of a cloud
slide north across a green field
In the silence of early afternoon
I wished I could grab its rim,
get carried to a castle
seated writing behind a slanted desk
Out the arched window,
a calm sea full of ships
sun melting into the horizon
But I am mortal
and the weight of gravity constant
So for today
I'll breathe in the scent of nearby magnolias
Lie against cool earth
Below white clouds, pale blue sky
Below sun drenched trees
their shivering leaves falling around me like rain.

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