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 world goes silent for a while
I take a deep breath
letting the cold air
take me over.
Around me the leaves
dance in the wind:
the silent music
of the coming winter.
You take my hand
and we walk for a while
stealing glances
as our thoughts try to
formulate words.
The path beneath us is smooth
It turned to dirt years ago
and will soon be covered
when the leaves settle.
Its getting late now
We missed the sunset
And its getting
too cold
to feel your hand.

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