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:

Trompe l’oeil
looniverse

You webbed a web
 1
and songed a song
 2
we brewed a brew
 3
bottled a bottle
 4
and brought a long face along
 5
 
 
For what’s in a mug
 6
but seven perceptive holes
 7
two on the side to hear
 8
two in-between to see
 9
one to swallow and swear
 10
and a flaring pair
 11
inhaling on the nose
 12
 
 
The Psalm instructs
 13
to “taste and see”
 14
not sit and speak
 15
like a mastered animal
 16
so fill your bowl
 17
with morsel and smoke—
 18
fill your ocular reservoirs
 19
with deluges of beauty
 20
unabashed nudity
 21
and natural extravagance
 22
in ornamental plumage—
 23
but store your story
 24
and muffle your muff—
 25
living is enough
 26

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