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:

to the woman smiling at me from her car

I am in love with your smile
how you look at me
pleased with what you see
how you have taken me in with your eyes
and given me a home
if only for a few seconds
I'm sorry I didn't smile back
that I said goodbye to you with an unresponsive face
but I want you to knw that while you go wherever you're going
for a moment you gave me a sky filled with ivory clouds
that blocked me from the heat of relentless sun that has been following me for so long

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