poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Office Fantasies
unknown

I am glad the fluorescent light
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edged your neo porcelain face
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as your mousy curls spoke of spring
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and your blue floral dress stipulated
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a suggestion of the meadows
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but no cornflowers were laid on today.
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your thigh was like a glimpse of Isthmus
 7
marvelling at your pendant adds to the bowls of guilt
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yet I kept looking for the rainbows in your eyes
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but I didn't stare long enough
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to determine their colour
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