poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

The Mist of Avalon
willow

Among the rolling mist of Avalon
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a heart of purity weaves her magic
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sacrificing no essence of desire
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to the whims of false pretence-
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Whispering soft prayers of light,
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she crystallizes the imperfections
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that nature condemns as our fate,
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Gently withholding mystic prophecies
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with every lock of golden curls
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Impregnated with faith
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Her glow of radiance defiantly grows,
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spreading tranquil undertone
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Onto our budding consciousness-
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shattering the barriers
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built upon epic tiffs
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The nostalgic of her features
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providing revelations of response
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to our inner Demeter
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In awe of her overwhelming beauty
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we adhere to the power
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of our ancestral mind
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Coalescing in her dance
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emerging as one
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Among the rolling mist of Avalon
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