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:

Wish It Was Raining (Another French Poem)

Your makeup is beautiful,
perfect and elegant,
so that attention is drawn
to the curve of your eyes.
You're so sweet.
so marvelously kind.
Your hair is like
a ray of sunshine,
even unkempt.
You're the only one I know
who can look chic in sweat pants.
I wish it would rain
hard and long,
so your makeup would run,
and your eyes would
look sunken and hollow.
And your hair would curl
in a wet messy rag
and turn you from a daffodil
into a dripping, French poodle.
Let the rain open your soul.

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