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 Schizophrenic Entered a Relationship

Floating euphoria
Drowns deftly in flowers.
Pictographic sunshine’s
Reflect in the poems for you
Only in the ones I write
For you.
Laughing in the rain.
I love that you love the rain.
For a moment at the carnival,
I felt the sun was dying
And all the people
Their faces separated.
It’s why I run my fingers,
Through your hair, along your cheek,
Just to ensure you’re real.
But it started to rain,
You started laughing.
For a moment I saw the horizon:
It was no longer burning

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