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:

To the Victor go the spoils

To the Victor go the spoils,
Though e'er spoilt his betrothed be.
Once begotten, now is rotten
With morose melancholy.
By the ring, he was bound
When he uttered "Please be mine"
To what he thought, but was not,
A gnarly knot upon a pine.
Emily did set him free
Deferring to the groom’s response.
He then chose a mortal life;
Not horrific zombiance.
To the Victor go the spoils,
Now Victoria’s by his side.
Once neglected, now selected,
Thanks be giv’n to the Corpse Bride.

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