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:

grove/growing/hair flowers
DeformedLion

one vein of the hairdresser
 1
no more tattoo,
 2
 
 
  the dreary spell of being warm-to-
 3
  telly, this arc of scissors and
 4
  the point of criss-crossing
 5
mirrors ?
 6
 
 
i [no!] ink my hair,    that's no more
 7
i was crinkled beneath visions
 8
of hammers and turning screw
 9
 
 
some birds know
 10
that the abbey
 11
 
 
is the lords birth being born
 12
and the nights
 13
 
 
they sleep in wont shelter or pickle
 14
them in jars that children will peek to.
 15
 
 
i will breathe my own air,
 16
that is the cruel part of falling
 17
(love)
 18
 
 
and that the bark of my chain
 19
is the only loud part
 20
of my drag,
 21
 
 
crawl through dresses that smell
 22
of you, or you
 23
 
 
sweetheart.
 24
i want to bury my bone and my hair
 25
in your sick, your poor
 26
your burdens
 27
 
 
and grow a new us in a grove
 28
where the sun is happy and the clouds
 29
lake in the mirror of blue
 30
and easy pleasures.
 31

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