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:

seeing Grampy
OCTOGENARIAN

my thoughts are smooth this morning
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like rippling water
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they are a subtle wind in the thicket of my memory
 3
where Grampy still breathes
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he touches me with a hardened voice
 5
turned soft now
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and I respond with a lazy kiss
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when I should be weeping by the bay he turned away from
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as I watch the morning immerse into afternoon
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and my mind creeps back to oblivion
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I think for as long as the sunrise lasted
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it was Grampy overseeing the ease in my thoughts
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like we were at the bay
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watching lapping water against the boulders
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talking in words that turn into songs
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that touch my flesh and his spirit
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erasing the distance between us
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