poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Freedom
albeej

Standing high atop a canyon
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wall, a  rising, thermal current
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warmed my weathered face with gentle,
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smoothest, invisible fingers.
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Overhead a lone eagle glides
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effortlessly, circling, dipping
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downward, ostensibly playing.
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His iterate screeching echoes
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loudly through the narrow chasm.
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Genuine freedom on the wing
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but unaware how free he is;
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and I who deems to be as free
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knows that it’s only an ideal
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one that can never be achieved.
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