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!

Random Poem:

The 'random poem' button

Press it.
Press it again
and again
and again
and again
and again.
Now that you've got used to pressing it
stop a while after each press and look at
the poem.
To start with just read the first line
and move on.  Yes,     move on,      press that button again.
As you gain in confidence,              read more lines
perhaps as many as five,     unless it's haiku.
That's enough for one session.
Return to the 'Newest' or 'Recently Commented'  lists
and Baa  like a sheep.
If a black and white dog appears and tries to manoeuvre you
into circle of stones
                                Wake up!
                                                 and Smell the coffee!
I have over a hundred and thirty forgotten poems on this site
you woolly bastards!

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