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:

Rain Dance

Lightning dances
To the beat of thunder.
With ever brilliant flash
A form is silhouetted
In the picture window.
Arms crossed and pressing
Atop both knees pulled to chest.
Head bowed, hair softly hanging
Drapped about her shoulders.
The sound of rain
Massaging the window pane
Drowns out her crying.
A note rests in front of her
And a torn picture lies on the floor.
She is snuffing her cigarette
In a pool of her blood.
A silly little metphor,
For her outcast life
Where she is the cigarette
And he is the blood.

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