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:

round the clock

You knew I had history
with pieces and time, words
in a line with more than meter
to hide behind and rhyme
therefore as I danced about
with it out eyes nearby try
to be nearer and widen as I
unleash the legion of standing
these hours up till all hours
are ours from eleven past
to eleven till we make our own
odes alike to surroundings
down the face and chiming
in the timeless din of joy
Down the escape to the
back of the block top dog
or churchmouse not this time
not this house and never in a
blouse (but always) on the--
stick with the ludicrous my
misses so little in the middle
of the tale where you take me
I am timed by no action pre-
cise as your mechanism
Dickery me, chicory she
sweetens bee wise before
my stimulant need isn’t
caffeine and my card punching
in is not the business of
clocks how I am occupated
pater and staying later is
the deed digitally free

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