Welcome to my Poet Lady Chat Room. I would like to invite you to click on the chat box and type in a question, a suggestion, submit a poem, in other words – “chat with me.” I may, if you submit a poem, decide to feature it in my Poem of the Week section or, we may simply exchange ideas and suggestions about your poem.

This is a place to “talk” poetry with someone who has loved it all her life. I have a true passion for the possibilities of poetry and would love to hear your thoughts and/or read your poem. I will be happy to offer my reaction to your work and, based on over 40 years of teaching poetry, organizing, and conducting poetry workshops, working as a book review editor for an international poetry magazine, authoring five books of poetry and two textbooks on teaching poetry, send along my thoughts on ways to make your poem stronger and more impactful.

If you’re on my site, you have a connection to poetry. Feel free to connect with me – right here -right now, by typing your message into the “chat box” and clicking send. I’m waiting…

 

Your friend in poetry, Susan

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Started by Sarah01 3 weeks ago
These are the vows I took in silence To love you the way you came to me Reborn, the softest ray of sunshine Presently unwavering   These are the songs i sung At the sight of Twilight The stars unappreciated but twinkling Days shift to night...
Last commented on by Sarah01 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for always responding and teaching me how I can be better. I do not have many people around who i coul...
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Started by Comfort 1 month ago
I’m tired of being on the road Lonely as a drifting pedal Bound only by the scent I’ve stained on your clothes Bound only by the memory you can not relinquish   Please-don’t-say-you-need-me You slow my ascendance   And If beath by a ...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 4 weeks ago
Sorry for the delay in responding to your submission.  The holidays really mess up schedules! Your poem is truly well ...
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Started by Jagruti Bajaj 1 month ago
Driving through the long journey To see the dusk wrapping the sun To give way for the  vibrant moon Is what a God creation is....   The stretch of golden canvas  With a touch of colours cloud has Just roaming like if it wants to cover the ...
Last commented on by Jagruti Bajaj 1 month ago
Thank you for your suggestions I will definitely take it in a positive way..
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Started by Comfort 1 month ago
I too, am iron man… My walls, were iron No brick ever laid Only the floor was cemented though with cracks so I’d always have grass to play with the food, came in tin cans, which were iron too,   Though… iron walls sound pleasant when it...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 1 month ago
Thanks for sending - this has some wonderfully powerful moments and builds dramatically to a very intriguing ending.  I...
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Started by IncalculableData 1 month ago
Once a snowy dream by Shadow sharp and keen Whispered ancient blight to a boy of painted sight His Innocent eyes, unwillingly glean  The sound of darkness the nightmare streams. A Dreary morrow. A shaded sorrow. The boy gives his brush to barro...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 1 month ago
Thank you so much for sharing your poem with me.  You have some very fine lines in this poem - I particularly liked - "...
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Started by Comfort 2 months ago
If this be windows to your soul Darling, your house is flooded, Cracks on the walls covered by portraits distract gazing eyes A room once for your inner child, now darkened with your younger self hiding under the blanket, Hues of the paint losing...
Last commented on by Susan Katz 2 months ago
Comfort 1 day ago If this be windows to your soul (Do you want multiple windows - or just one window to the soul?) Dar...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 2 months ago
  Christmas delight.   Joyful Carols Fills one's heart with happiness, Christmas trees That spreads beauty of season!   Laughs of people Flourishes moments with pleasing sounds, Exchange of presents That brings beaming smiles in surpris...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 months ago
What a lovely "picture" of the holiday.  Gentle, like a lazy snowfall - with beautiful references to that which is most...
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Started by Sarah01 2 months ago
Lately i am unable to write. Lines come to me but i can not get the poem out. I feel like any word i could write couldn't possibly measure upto my expections which isn't how i want to judge my poems at all. Poetry is in a way decorating your rawest f...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 months ago
Hi Sarah, What you are experiencing is common to almost all poets, writers, play-writers - we all have those moments wh...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 2 months ago
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 months ago
This is a very "tasty" poem!  Some very fine images and some "delicious" ones too.  There are some truly lovely images...
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Started by Comfort 3 months ago
My heart stretched out on the wings of a phoenix, I live so I can die, so I can live again, so my flames can be warmth to new skin that I shall wear, My smile is but a trumpet blown till my lungs surrender to the lack of oxygen, The end is nigh, t...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 months ago
Hi Comfort, I got your email with your poem, but cannot respond as you did not put in your email address.  If you resen...