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:

"he will not look back and smile one day. what a stupid thing to say."

In hushed rooms he is placed.
The toys' voices have been lost;
they are closer than ever.
They won't ask him about feelings,
blindly leave the numb.
They talk about whether
the weather
will take him outside.
He thinks:                                            for himself
                     I know she is gone
                     I don't know about death
                     but I know of it.
And when the fifth candle smokes,
he's sincere,
"This is not Elmo's World."

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