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:

A Dream

I kiss your lips
and brush my lips
Against your ear
It makes you shiver
And so we laugh
And kiss again
And push our bodies
Against each other
Until we feel
A spreading heat
Between our legs
and touch our feet
your toes are cold
You look at me
I love you
Our eyes are locked
And then they close
As our lips meet
For the hundredth time
In a short time
Your breath is sweet
Like flowers
I hold you close
You sigh, and smile
I smile back
As We fall asleep
We breath together
Our hearts beating
gently, together

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