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:

Alive Again

Today I felt complete and whole
It all became so clear
The sun came out and warmed my soul
It's great to be back here.
The sun shone bright, and I did too
Both shining, radiant, bright as ever
The grass so green, the sky so blue
The winter of my soul is gone forever.
A rainbow arched across the sky
Its colours filled my world
Nature's flag is flying high
Its beauty is unfurled.
I look around, take in the day
For all that it is worth
Filled with joy, I want to say
I love this planet Earth.
Today I felt alive again
No need to ask me how
Or who, or what, or why, or when
My time is here and now.

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