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:

Sky Window

It's fine to stare at the sky,
if it looks your way-
that way-like a window.
Don't blink your eyes,
the sky is telling.
She can read your mind.
One late autumn ride,
I was reclining in a hypnotic chair.
The dome was so open, wide and clear-
my way-that way-like a window.
Each star's arm fell toward me-alive-
glowing-holding me still, burning my eyes.
Involuntary ears screamed and eyes slammed shut,
while rainbow-like flashes strobed through skin.
Can't help peeking and cheating with my blinking-
my way-that way-like a window.
I can adjust to this light.
Don't - can't close my eyes,
the sky is telling.
Can't shut them, don't side-of-your-eye.
We merged minds like light through windows.

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