poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Stage Lights
ambiguos

I miss the bright lights
 1
the stage has gone to my head,
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those shiny hardwood floors
 3
with markers all in place.
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With its sights and sounds
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the 52 piece orchestra,
 6
standing by the black curtains
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cue from left to right.
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Resting at the halfway mark
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now mixing with the crowd,
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can't help but loving that stage
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and curtains sliding closed.
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Mike Hendershot 2009
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