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:

Jung Love

A projectile love,
I laid my self-portrait across your face,
loved what I hated to see.
Your eyes shone with my glow.
Hear me. Here. Me.
Spreading myself so thinly across your bones,
I tried to crawl into your skull,
it proved too thick.
You proved too strong.
So, you cast me off.
Citing your unnecessary role
in this particular routine.
Thrown backwards
against the tin cans,
the clattering that echoed
your steps.
A telephone wire snapped.
It broke me, too.
Seared wound. It healed quickly,
everything but the scar tissue.
Somehow so difficult to forget
what never really existed.
I thought it was different,
I thought I had fixed it.
I don’t know what we weren’t,
but I know that I kissed you.

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