poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Salomé Swung the Polonaise
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Body without organs
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philosophy without sense
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Chopin and Switchfoot
 3
dance madly through your tranquil eyes
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and seduce all gravity to death.
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I used to paint a man
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rising through water color songs without words words
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and point with finger
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that drew life from the blood of God
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and scream to you: "There,
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Art is there, and it is your savior
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from all your sinister righteousness."
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And you dance away
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dance away from me, that man,
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shimmy Modigiliani
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down the stretch of narrow hips of time
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scintilliating razorblade
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across the midnight eye.
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Beauty in death danced with hatchets to you
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dancer of my seven lonelinesses
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with chaos clutching twisted brown upon thy cheek
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aureolin groping quivered tenderness up and down your thighs
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a kiss of tragedy above the spine
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from lips of lacerated opera seats
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gives me a headache scratching up myth meth love
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on these decapitating suicides of fingernailed autumn days.
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