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:

glorious summer

sad like white winter
tears flutter into an abyss
of despair; of life asunder
gnawing hot question marks on our back
sweet spring answers are nowhere.
not here.
not there.
scream a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye!
four and twenty blackbirds baked screeching in a pie!
then i find the serenade of someone just like me
happy happy joy joy!
a friend just like me.
. . . .
doomed just like me.
in the winter of my discontent
nescience makes glorious summer.

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