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:

Our Autumnal Renewal of Love

Like vintage wine
our affection deepens
with every year.
Like aged cheese
our wisdom ripens
with the measure
of time.
For the bells toll forth
and ring in the seasons
as our time together
ebbs and flows in the
steady rhythm of
familiar ritual.
Each day presents
some promise
some peril
the darks and lights
rise and fall with
the predictable breath
of setting suns
and rising moons.
But just as the crest of
dawn hovers
like a stealth
and cunning bandit,
I still find refuge
in the warm
ivory folds of your
strong and loving arms.

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