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:

Stop the Clock

Our love sprouts like roses,
each bloom opens new facets,
a budding so refreshing,
we forget earth revolves.
In stolen moments,
our hearts plead, praying
the clock will retire
and leave us in tangled bliss.
Reality unglues us--
the careers and chores.
Between traffic and staff meetings,
thoughts travel to a place
where silence invites moonlight,
light strokes invoke kisses,
and dialogue serenades--
our world within the world.

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