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 have beaten the cold
saysayonara

there is still the scent
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of rosemary on my hands
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my tendons smell like spring
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but they deceive
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the rosemary's death
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was announced by the fall
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and here in california
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she didn't stay for long
 8
the frogs sing a dirge
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and the aftermath perfume
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from the stormy storehouse
 11
rises from the concrete
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and meets me halfway
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between it and the powerlines
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winter's coming
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and i stood on her train
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at 11 pm, friday the 13th
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my lucky day-i prayed
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to the God of Jonah
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asked to be sent
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asked to be given
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a new heart and new eyes
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and as i have beaten the cold
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i know the smell of
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autumn's slow surrender
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because here he has no wit
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and gives up before october
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and heaven rains down the spoils
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