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:

Lavender fields

Walking suburbia, alone in reeds
Four summers ago you rented this house
And vanished for 3 months
Leaving me to tend the grounds
Simply things growing
With no order but what we make it
And in reaching to the sky
Your memories fold into one
With beauty gliding through sparks
That shimmer in the open air
Things we all held
When the rain cascaded down
From unseen heights
I sensed a smile from you
Lower this time
And in turning away, she was lost
Melting into the canvas
The light so high this evening
And i wished that i was still in the midst
Of that afternoon
Waiting for you to come back home

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