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:

Leaving You

Tepid rays of pale daybreak
cast a soft shadow of your profile
on the bedroom wall at your side.
I smile at the sight of you,
your much-loved lips
parted in sleep,
and imagine you borne aloft upon a cloud of dreams
somewhere far away, yet still beside me.
I linger in your warmth a moment longer,
my head on your chest,
drinking in the scent of your skin.
Reluctantly I tear my body and eyes away,
but not before one final glance imprints anew
your beloved face upon my heart and memory.
Until the evening, then, my love.

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