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:

Winter's Lady

Your eyes have lost their milk teeth sheen
Limbs like picket fences - barb,
your midriff - perpetuates into bellowness
much like your periodic  Vampiric ring tones
forever suggesting Winter's dissipated
store of energy.
I hear the rustling of the reeds
your attempts to draw me
in your moored boat,
overhead pylons hum
to nil effect,
bereft of joy
you can only scurry
to forage the remmant
of your season

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