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 Stenographer (#1)

Dear Sir.
I am ashamed
I do not say
I do not see
I do not
each day
each night
I might
I will not
I like envelopes,
librarian glasses
I prefer still territory
I left I said I ran, withdrew
I can see who cannot if you have not
can you
do you
I do not adopt a thought
to break
to borrow
to bear
I don't eliminate harmony,
betray these men
this month
each day
each night
I might
I do not
per hour per month to permit
desire I decided if you decide
after that, after this
I learned terminology
I found confusion, questionable difference
ever since
every day
every minute
I consider to conceal so many things
Don't you know I love you every hour of the day
Yours very sincerely,
Thursday morning
New York, New York.

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