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:

Opposite Day

Don't look over there
To not see what you don't want to
It can be here
Unlike that fountain
He won't avoid you
If you don't look
But you can see it
In all of your sight
Comprehension is impossible
Not in our time and age
Don't look to the future
To see our past.
Whatever you do,
Opposite Day
Won't test your mind
As long as you keep on moving.
Forget now
That everything is as it seems
On that horrible day
Not known as
Opposite Day.

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