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:

this winter

This winter swallowed me up
          i tread quicksand like grit or glory
      in the shower:
  cleansing my soul
water beads permeate the palms of my hands
         sending life back into me
              dreamy heads
            tired limbs
          inner flame dwindling
my substance ran down, through the drain
i've reached the other side
          brain throbs
            synapse misfires
               reinventing this soul
        past human existence
        past sadness
        past this world
i know now the true power of the mind.
i fly with the grace of a dove;
floating on atoms that never really touch

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