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:

last night

i flew across the sky last night
just to keep your face in sight.
and there you lay in glowing dreams,
sparkling like the rivers and streams.
i took a giant down last night,
tooth and nail - i won the fight.
and there he lay battered and torn
whimpering like the day he was born.
but it was only me last night.
"i held the world under my foot!"
wispy wile of a dissipated fool.
i thought i flew across the sky last night.

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