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:

round the clock
looniverse

You knew I had history
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with pieces and time, words
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in a line with more than meter
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to hide behind and rhyme
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therefore as I danced about
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with it out eyes nearby try
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to be nearer and widen as I
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unleash the legion of standing
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these hours up till all hours
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are ours from eleven past
 10
to eleven till we make our own
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odes alike to surroundings
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down the face and chiming
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in the timeless din of joy
 14
 
 
Down the escape to the
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back of the block top dog
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or churchmouse not this time
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not this house and never in a
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blouse (but always) on the--
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stick with the ludicrous my
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misses so little in the middle
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of the tale where you take me
 22
I am timed by no action pre-
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cise as your mechanism
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Dickery me, chicory she
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sweetens bee wise before
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my stimulant need isn’t
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caffeine and my card punching
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in is not the business of
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clocks how I am occupated
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pater and staying later is
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the deed digitally free
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