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:

Fall's Falling Out

This fall,
let me tell you
what I plan
on planning
on doing -
I'm going to eat the leaves
and spit the breeze from branch to branch.
Back to back we'll stand.
I have hopes
to become a
brand new man.
whether I do or not,
that's for another
I'll tell souls of
soles worn from
time traveled by
talking off tourniquets
and watching my old best friends
Where was I?
Even Autumn,
presents in hand
(Present in hand),
can't answer that for me.
And throughout every season,
every Season knows that
I can't do it for myself.

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