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:

Aqua Waters...

Pushing past his
           writers block...
Surprised! by his new wit
      there came rushing words
         and thoughts... along
      with the warmth of the
evening air and cricket sounds
    from the land along the shore
There were bending palms
       hanging over still aqua seas,
     where a turtle shared the
beach alone
There in the shallows
          of soft clear waters,
        the sea creatures crackling
     sounds could be heard,
             earnestly playing to their ears
Take time...
        to hear them
      while floating there
with your favorite pens,
        on those warm and
glassy, aqua seas
Mike Hendershot 2010

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