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:

Autumns' Wind

As I watched leaves
stirred by autumns' wind
memories awoke from long ago.
Joy and sorrow came together
in a bittersweetness
of what might have been
had I but the faith to keep
a miracle that was mine.
How I drown in regret
from a moment long ago.
To quiet whispering lips,
I ignored my hearts plea.
it broke and never healed
from an assault I aggressed
in a moment of cowardice.
And I never understood
until today,
when leaves were stirred
by autumns' wind.
What I lost all those years ago,
was never found by me, again.

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