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:

"Untitled Hope"

Tonight, I recline in a sea
of dandelions. The hope of the wilting,
Surrounds me like a straight-jacket.
A dead flower, a quiet wish.
The causes and effects,
baffle my existence.
I see a tree, reaching for
the heavens. The limbs crossed
like the faithful; with the only prayer,
of another tomorrow; another ring.
Similar to the same sincere hope,
of that dead dandelion...

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