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:

I Pine

Danny, please, don't be a child.
In a word I am whirled.
In two words I am world-
weary. I step out,
empty windows of my neighbor's house
yellow squares against a blue Bernal.
I have taken
to writing
while riding
my bike. Not the safest habit,
to be sure. Danielle and I meet for coffee
before Isla's bar
for a drink.
Please tell me you got her number.
Well. She's in our circle of friends.
So we come to talk about
what we came to talk about
after all. You know,
I say, when you are drunk there is so much to say.
I throw my hands up.
Then you go to sleep and wake up. Who cares anymore!
Someone grows
to fill the room
or escapes to leave it empty.
I pine, it's what I do.

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