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:

old music

summer heat, and him waiting
after school with a striped
and in the winter rains,
him waiting after school,
with a striped umbrella.
autumn and spring, and
in between littered with
hayfever teas.
winter came for the last time,
and a chill wind ushered him out,
through windows reflecting the sea
in that portside town,
and in the morning,
he wasn't there anymore.
and all my tears would flow,
slowly filling up until i drift away,
on a striped umbrella.

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