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 kitchen sink (edit)

I fell for you,
in love that is,
while washing plates over the kitchen sink.
my finger tips turned into prunes
as i circled the sponge on ceramic
and suds dripped down onto steel
i fell for you then,
in love that is,
while rinsing off glasses over the kitchen sink.
the paint on my nails slowly chipped off
as i scraped the bottom of the glass
to remove the ring of dried milk
i fell for you, remember?
in love that is,
while drying dishes over the kitchen sink
with terry cloth towels that felt so soft
against my dishpan hands
i placed the dishes on the rack
i fell for you that day
in love that is,
watching you sip your beer and smile at me
while i washed dishes over the kitchen sink

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