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:

christmas with Josep Maria

Josep Maria
carries implications
back to a manger
a hospital bed
labouring beneath
a reindeer blanket
you have reached your beginning and your end
once a prancer
a donder of vixen grand daughters
parading down streets of spain
and right to the threshold
always a wise man
labouring beneath history
bringing gifts for 96 years
Josep Maria
carries implications
back to a manger
and i am there
and though i never knew you
i thank you
for bringing me near your tranquil end
a socratic end for all men to envy
Josep Maria
carries implications
back to a manger
a final resting place
on christmas eve
and like king david
life of virtue and vice
even in absence
will command christmas day

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