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:

Sixth Sense

Don't look now
but she's watching.
Can't taste, nothing to smell
or touch; can't hear,
but the twitch of fear
is real enough.
Turn if you dare
to catch her unaware,
gazing, always gazing,
meeting your glassy stare.
Another world materialised
behind your back,
shrouded moments of the past
linger. Turn again quickly,
breathe yourself in,
touch an icy fingertip,
let your senses swim.
Eyes blink in shadows
cast among the dead,
mouthing, beckoning,
"Join us, join us."
Shudder, leave the room,
close a door.
Somewhere, distant faint laughter
of the departing
fades on breathless wind.

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