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:

drawing from the well of life

clicking the crimson shoes together brought her home to my front porch.
the doormat welcomes Dorothy, the doorbell calls to her;
our eyes meet, our smiles parallel, our hands embrace.
the sprint towards the wheat field is without purpose-
we make crop circles of our own.
the reeds crumble under red storms, thundering at a running pace.
a dot in the distance neared with our bounds,
the thirsty oasis draws nigh!
the well, overwhelmed with the living liquid, beckoned our visitation, our knowledge.
hands depart uniformly, eyes too scared to close.
the body floats, separating from the clothes, the walls, the warmth.

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