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:

Sith Business [a breed of civil war]

In pictures laced with sorrow
In the animation of
your life time,
        In the bones that you lay
    the truth that lays
        In petty crime.
In the hope that
shines in your eyes
In the melodies
you create
        In the meaning within
        all the white lies,
    the inconsistency
        of religious fate.
In the solitute
of the infant,
    the tension thick
In the empty air
      In the brazen
      that all the world is
      but that or fair.
In the complete and utter
In the image that
you paint
         In all the blame,
    the consciousness
         of mixing fool with saint.

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