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:

"that is why nobody cuddles a fish" (for Dandy)

one evening,
strangely cool
from summer winds
swam by a little fish,
striped green and orange.
he brushed against my hand softly,
shyly nudging until i looked down at him
and smiled, and caught out,
he fish tailed away.
i looked away,
he swam closer,
peered at me,
decided that i was only
a dream, smiled,
swum away
and outside,
god's tears washed away my breaths.

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