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:

You and Me

a starry night is usually defined
by a clear sky with just a mist of sparkling stars,
weather allowing for a homemade knitted quilt
spread across the damp grass
and two bodies of dreamers
that stare into the depths of their heaven,
surrounded by a universal aura of fireflies.
Every clairvoyant adolescent hallucinates
this fantasy of what adoration lives within.
For the unusual romantic (like myself),
a waterfall of syllables that bend into words
and slightly slither their way past the ear like the wind blows
until heavy eyelids force heads to the ground,
only desirous of each other,
grasping for a singular moment in history to share.

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