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:

Cellar Door; Open it carefully...

The words they play with me,
They try to torment me,
They try to caress and comfort me,
Then they drop me down and let me suffer sometimes too…
Some would say it’s quite the love affair.
A love and hate relationship;
Some would say…
But to be a master of one’s words,
Well that would be an interesting relationship.
Would you be the master or would the words enslave you?
I don’t know that’s a personal choice isn’t it or is it?
For me a movie once told me the most beautiful phrase ever
Created in the English language is Cellar Door.
But for me I’ve found the most beautiful word in the English language
I hope you find it someday as well
Cause you would love what it could teach you…

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