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:

My Favourite Wartime Aunt

Sat demure,
pretending to be insecure.
Tweed skirted,hem on knee,
string of costume jewellery
no couture.
Smooth gravy browned legs,
platform shoes. Hair V for victory
it falls, at nape of neck, turban
that longed for fake lustre
of a Hollywood pearl.
Searching blacked out nights
for the right airman with anchor
arm charms,or a cool G.I.
faintly scarred  A bluebird in clover
while misty skies whitened over Dover,
dance band stuck up a tune,under
a moon in June-"Begin the Begine,"
wearing shiny knickers of crepe de chine.
Its truly amazing how some men paid
to be put in pain.  How you adored
their grovelling across the floor. O.K.
Auntie,you can put away the lash
while i go and cash your pension.

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