poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

Hearing they make things here...
unknown

The world appealing; I think I’m supposed to
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An immanent aesthete for natural discourses
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cued
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in static undulation…
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Suppose interrupts my ontology—turbid
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infector
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Swiftly defecting from parodically corinthian structures
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—I loved a man once thus to this unrequited—
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maniacally
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grabbing at check-out counter
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candy bars. Returning to eye’s epistemological catalogue
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Somatic
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rigor, now cognizant on a macro micro level
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that too to reject fabricated empiricism, struggle.
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Prolonging
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appears irrational, concur! for this sake.  
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Misspoken intention, symptomatic of a wasted desire to surge
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Recursively
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—refusing to blow smoke up my ass—
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have you noticed, landscape paintings provoke nostalgia?
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Synaptic misremembering more apt than ocular presencing
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Sniff…molecular panoplies; sense perceptive time machines
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unchangeably past tense with a
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“I love this place” [indication] “a love of you”
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Sniff…passing tense with
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idiosyncratic
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delights.
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