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:

rabbit origami

i am considering just lying on the couch and staring at the ceiling
look at me, with the parting smile
of a violin and the grace of a man
i am violence tonight
smirking at corners and
lighting fires, there was a brace of birds
or was it rabbits?  nestled amongst
the praline limb of a debonair tree,
ears flossing out the secrets of the wind,
i guess they were hung there by a gentleman.
a man with teeth, set in gentlemanly positions.
and maybe i am too earnest when i cry,
like when you were on the pedals of a steinway
coming across the ruination of chopin
and all i wanted was to slide my body
from all of the coffins i
dreamed of.
  i thought it was nice that you played for mom and dad,
  that the origami of your fingers was something
  folding out from love letters
  i had meant to write for you.
was that something else worth considering?

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