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:

Visitation at 33,000 Feet

A ghost rode the wing of the plane,
singing all the way to Denver
before disappearing
into the clouds,
cotton trampoline,
wispy as reality,
tenuous as breath
but I heard a voice
above the whine
of the engines,
strong and clear as morning,
telling me that everything
has purpose, Death is
on the clock as well as
you and I.
I departed for Pittsburgh,
fell asleep with my cheek
against the window,
comforted by a choir
singing air-born lullabies.

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