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:

seeing Grampy

my thoughts are smooth this morning
like rippling water
they are a subtle wind in the thicket of my memory
where Grampy still breathes
he touches me with a hardened voice
turned soft now
and I respond with a lazy kiss
when I should be weeping by the bay he turned away from
as I watch the morning immerse into afternoon
and my mind creeps back to oblivion
I think for as long as the sunrise lasted
it was Grampy overseeing the ease in my thoughts
like we were at the bay
watching lapping water against the boulders
talking in words that turn into songs
that touch my flesh and his spirit
erasing the distance between us

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