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:

The Struggle

The light pat of hooves, the miracles of flight
Never faded by the blank stare of the walls, the sharp screams of dust
In the dark hall, where many have fallen, died-
Lies a sliver of starlight, broken from the embrace of the night.
As the darkness rises, sight falls to its knees; yet
The pair, as one, move softly in their trance
Tracing strong paths of fire in the scuffed realms of sand
Persevere, as their hearts sway to unearthly beats.
Sweat and fatigue are nothing, swift they come and go
New steps imprinted into sand and stone
Thoughts an aching blur, yet still clear as heavenly doors;
The whispers of angels carry them, the work of man and horse.
The stallion’s head bowed, a silent tribute to his dance
Soft echoes of something beyond science and belief
In a hall of forgotten dreams, strange paths travelled and left;
Shines the morning’s dawn light, spurred by God’s gleaming lance.

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