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:

On a Blank White Page

She sits there with knees pulled to her chest.
A life to be filled
Starts as a simple sketch.
She is an outline of something more.
More than a picture on a shelf.
She is a glimpse of a soul, a glimpse of a self.
Her eyes cannot be seen,
Because her eyes and their invisible gleam
Are windows to a stormy sea,
Where thoughts swirl as a girl dreams.
Her face is there but is not made,
A blank yet full expressive page.
If seen what look would you take?
What expression does a soul make?
A girl's world on a blank white page.

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