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:

Dreaming of Flight

Once upon a while I can fly;
not too far, one hop, step at a time, and then  jump
away from my front door,
hardly achieving float beyond the porch.
Coated as I am in flesh,
pressed by gravity towards feats of clay,
I consider an achievement remains
leaping in a state of perspiration,
while dodging pouring rain, wondering whether
to regain Acacia Avenue,
landing back on my well worn terrain

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