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 Boring Routine of a KITE

A kite grew tired of same old sky
the same sun shining, the same birds fly.
Then a loud cheer fell on its ears...
it was from sticks, papers and kids.
the kite had achieved what they could not.
it had soared high and gravity fought.  
Now with a purpose the kite grew proud
living the dream of its elements to reach the cloud.

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