poetry critical

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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:

Indignation (St. Pauls Square May 29th 1849)
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We have lived in proximity
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to the square of St. Paul
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for four years due to the kind mercy
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of our dear Lord and Father,
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and it be but a miracle that we survive
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in sound health. For I complain to you
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of a most foul and noxious stench,
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thought at first to be some dead dog
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or other animal thrown upon the moor
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behind our house.
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It is now clear that this disgusting odour
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emanates from the church yard
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at the east end of our dwelling,
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and is such that we have frequently
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to vacate our parlour,
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retiring into the back kitchen
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to partake of tea and cake.
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Could not working people,
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as they be so numerous,
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and die so frequently,
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be buried atop Crompton Moor
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and the church yard  left
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to the remnants of those most noble
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or of reputable profession,
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so a sweeter smell might once more
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permeate the confines of our abode?
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I am and will remain your faithful etc. etc.
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