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:

love to me

love to me
is chocolate icing on a cupcake.
it’s the cherry in my shirley temple
that I fish out with a straw.
I’m not good with words
but I’m good with love,
which is like the first warm day of spring
every day.
love is the scent of your hair
lingering on my pillow.
love to me
is a sad song we know all the words to.
it’s comfortable silence
and a contented gaze
that only we share, for now.

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