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:

The Mist of Avalon

Among the rolling mist of Avalon
a heart of purity weaves her magic
sacrificing no essence of desire
to the whims of false pretence-
Whispering soft prayers of light,
she crystallizes the imperfections
that nature condemns as our fate,
Gently withholding mystic prophecies
with every lock of golden curls
Impregnated with faith
Her glow of radiance defiantly grows,
spreading tranquil undertone
Onto our budding consciousness-
shattering the barriers
built upon epic tiffs
The nostalgic of her features
providing revelations of response
to our inner Demeter
In awe of her overwhelming beauty
we adhere to the power
of our ancestral mind
Coalescing in her dance
emerging as one
Among the rolling mist of Avalon

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