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:

Tropical Depression

I don't know how to change the weather
I don't know where the cold winds blow
I feel warmth in this tropical depression
Deep within your eye will grow
But now I know just what to say
If we brave this storm we'll be okay
Now I know where the cold wind blows
And no one sees what the lightning shows
I feel drenched in my own reflection
Every drop, I save for you
Hold me close I get wetter by the second
Tell me, Love, what's draining you?
Whose to say where the river flows
The river chose what the river chose
Wash this worn man out to sea
If I choose you, then who'll choose me?
One by one our images grow similar
Two by two, now you are me
Me and you, tripping, skipping through the playground
Pushing moodswings happily

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