poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 46,366 (10,238 active)
  • comments: 309,696
  • ratings: 113,041
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 247,700
  • users: 10,060 (148 active)
  • current users: 2


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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

This place within your arms

Falling fast, I cannot see clearly
the world closes in around me.
Making it hard to breathe,
time holds onto hate.
Thinking of days with you by my side
the pain convinces existence, of its existence.
Tears from the depth of divine despair
Rise in the heart and gather in thee eyes.
So sad,
So fresh,
The days I wish I had.
Frustration takes me in its care,
I created my own hell.
My heart is beating
yet inside it beats for death.
While suffering I learn by guilt.
The sunset seems to come a little slower
While you save me from my own sadness.
Lifted to the light,
My fear is taken,
I am being watched.
Your kiss upon my lips
And your sweet embrace
Is the only thing that my body longs for.
I silently ask for more;
This place within your arms
Some nights seem never ending
And some days seem not to shine.
I realize there’s something to live for.
I live for you

(comment on this poem)