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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Random Poem:

blue roses
unknown

you've culled nothing
 1
but mutiny
 2
and napalm
 3
from marriage
 4
and a few dozen
 5
serious relationships
 6
 
 
but the
 7
blunt angle of smoke
 8
 
 
you bit on the mirage
 9
 
 
and the heart's assented
 10
to another round of
 11
russian roulette.
 12
 
 
last week
 13
at the greek cafe
 14
she mentioned
 15
how romantic it would be
 16
to receive
 17
blue roses:
 18
 
 
this afternoon
 19
a clerk helps you
 20
pick out six white ones,
 21
food coloring
 22
and a vase.
 23
 
 
squeeze out
 24
the blue dye.
 25
stir it
 26
with a plastic knife
 27
 
 
you blithe
 28
 
 
jangled
 29
 
 
fool.
 30

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