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:

Cherry Blossom Tree

In the middle of a forest, atop a hill, we sit.
All is halcyon as we gaze across the horizon.
Wrapping your arm around me; resting my head upon your shoulder, we look above.
Where we come to find that the sky is azure and engulfed with white clouds.
A tree is up againts our backs uncomfortable, and yet this is where I want to be.
Under a tree with the man I love.
Our fingers are tied one by one,
As we sit in harmony,
Our names are carved in our Cherry Blossom Tree.

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