poetry critical

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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 Portrait Maker Eases 1900 Women
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Thank you all for gracing our
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establishment. Before you sit
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or stand—your choice—we assure
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results you'll like. I give this little
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speak each day—a cheerful monologue.
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So often subjects say one thing
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whilst their eyes betray a terror that
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the likeness will be—well!    Relax
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if you will—inspect our art.  Petite
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samples in our albums lead to larger
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scale works up the hall—down which
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as you will—you may all proceed.
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Note in passing looks you like—
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looks you need to please assume
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for a remounted monocle's
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mere objective stare.
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Here now is the most-prime
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truth: no lady ever is—
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any less than charming
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beauty—yes—without
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and more within
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every face that we espy.
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