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:

Imperfect tear

I was born with a flap of a wing that is broken
When Heaven and Earth were embraced
In a wounded dusk and a time left unspoken
When men still in Eden were placed
I was born in a winter’s twilight morning
With the Father’s tear in my heart
And a pagan sign scorched deep as a warning
That I am the one tear that’s apart…
I was born as a beautiful monster, with an aura
Of chaos inside, to give birth to the sin,
and to forge with my flames the box of Pandora,
To make her release the horrors within
I was born in a night of silent consummation
to bring forth a world of shadows and fear
to deceive and make man fall in temptation
I was born as an imperfect tear …

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