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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Breathing slowly
insideout

i lie,
 1
lost in time.
 2
 
 
touching
 3
your halo
 4
healing,
 5
the nights
 6
of auguries
 7
so true.
 8
 
 
bleeding, my fist
 9
pours
 10
scented colours
 11
of ablution,
 12
to melt
 13
with pounding rain,
 14
and faint promises,
 15
of resurrection.
 16
 
 
and i stare,
 17
at a million oceans
 18
ripping across the sky,
 19
etching sands,
 20
with fears that fly.
 21
 
 
tonight, my
 22
soul
 23
searches
 24
for why.
 25

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