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:

broken crystal
OCTOGENARIAN

I look at her through broken crystal
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I can never put back together
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she pretends a snowflake
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is a map to find me
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I whisper to her
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through out of tune guitars
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and breezes
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that make curtains dance
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while she sleeps
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sometimes I appear in flames
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and she thinks its me that's warming her
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but I am not the fire
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I am only what it burns
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