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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

The Fall
elodious

At this remove
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it seems clear
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The star you thought
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you were
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was shaken
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from the tree, fallen
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from such a height,
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dashed and bruised and
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worth less
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than you were before
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It must hurt.  This lessening,
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this diminished
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sense of mind.  Or
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is it not yet real?
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Do you still
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bend down from
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your heavens to
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squint through the
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clouds at my unself?
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My nonpersona?
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Nevermind.  Go
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climb back up
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the bark,
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find the high
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limbs that touch
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the twinkle.  Sink
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back
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into your loft.
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Smile.
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Like there's nothing
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in this world that's
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wrong.
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