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:

First Love, Fatal Love

Clouds bled broken tears,
from the grey sky black sorrow reigned,
staining the solitary soul.
Shards of shattered love
rent the faithful heart.
Now distressing memories
pierce the impassive mind.
Bruised and bloody, the soul
-once the brazen Sun-
now a limping ruin of spite and malice.
Under the dark blue blanket
alight with shining silver sequens
sleeps the restless child,
weeps the silent soul.

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