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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Random Poem:

A Verse From My Illusive Anonymous
LeftUPrising

I am a thought you have conceived
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I am a mere memory within your mind you have weaved,
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an intangible basket for your case
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Still waters as yours do not race
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but run deep and chase idealistic dreams,
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conjuring fantasies for their illusory diversions
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it seems you have drowned yourself in your deep, quiet currents
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In the flesh I may exist
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but only the future bears the answer to this
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No poetry of present time and space will salvage your wreckage from your own seas
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And no immaterial thing that I may be can rescue you from the height of your own tree,
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or save you from your own self-deceiving metaphors,
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misinterpreted when crashing like waves of ink upon paper shores
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Leave your dark depths and rise to the surface
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so that I might materialize beyond your castles in a sky of verses
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