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:

In Praise of Small and Precious

A touch of hands, a stroke of hair,
a smile delivered with a cup of ginger tea,
a night of lucid dreams and gentle flight
and you, my love, and you.
A bite of spice, cheese dripping
from a pizza slice, a favorite song
played during my dawn commute,
a night of unexpected romance
and you, my love, and you.
A bitter word soothed by a crooked grin,
the scent of your skin (Ivory soap and rain),
the leaves that crunch below my feet,
the way you turn to touch my face,
but always you, my love, always you.

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