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:

Passing Over

Our story will absolve. Time will fall from the
bluffs of this realm.
Your body will be a tear of God, floating down
to me. And my arms will be magnetic, forceful
when catching you, only because I have waited
for as long as I can remember --through death
To come alive again and hang on the branch
of your prism. Your see-through eyes, my water.
And God will say "Drink" --and I will not sip. I
will gulp you like fire gulps the afterlife and
you will slide down my chin into my crowning
hands, where I will drink you again and again.
On the other side we will have the brightest journey,
lasting past minds blown, decades disappear and
there is just eternity in the sun. We won't have to blink,
or wait for the darkness to hide us. Best of all
your there, whenever I turn around.

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