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:


i'll write you a love poem
although we've never met
so i'll write you a poem hello
and we'll start with that
hello hello hello hello
i learn a little more about you
another grain of sand for the picture
another spice to throw in the mixture
and i chased the lightning in the clouds
hoping it would illuminate you
wonder is a powerful force
and right now i'm full of it
i'm tumbling to a new door
hoping that it leads to you
open it up like a curtain
hello hello hello hello

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