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 Comfort 1 day ago
I stray from falling in love,   For I know I have no wings nor you to keep us in the high of love, Nor plane with metal to hold, us, when hearts we break and words they told... "you're not the one", ache,   I stray from falling in love because...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 22 hours ago
"...intertwine with you like vines..." is lovely both in the image and the rhyme.  Remembering "less is more" I might l...
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Started by Comfort 3 days ago
Conversation shifted, lifted emotions, lust exquisitely sways in the atmosphere,    The question of your first time bounces from lip to lip,  "Your turn"   My lips quiver,  I'd loved him,  he was my hero when men seemed like demons,  b...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 days ago
Thank you so very much for sharing this incredibly powerful poem.  You tell a story that is both poignant and powerful,...
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Started by Lila 1 week ago
June 5th, 1953 Lila van der Raadt 2021   Born under the beam of tractor lights, on a “dark and stormy night”. Frightened siblings in the Ford mother praying to her lord to save her from another child she knew this one was very wild! Thi...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing.  This is a delightful poem!  I like the journey you take us on and I loved your ending.  If I ...
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Started by Aya_pieceofme 3 weeks ago
A kind of insanity plagues me It wrecks and remakes me Similar to the earth in the drought of time, hoarding the sea Like the parched, dried-up river awaiting thee Clear as nature's unbiased  pain, weaved without heed Relief in the season's bre...
Last commented on by Aya_pieceofme 2 weeks ago
Thank you And you are totally right ... It needs to be woven... Aya
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Started by Being_oasis 1 month ago
Clouds up above my head, As I walk down the moonlit lane, Gentle wind carrying on its back, Squeaks, chirps, silent laughs.   Hands tucked deep inside, Eyes bowed down, saddened mind Mundane thoughts in my head Stupid emotional distress Fee...
Last commented on by Being_oasis 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for reading my poem and giving such intricate details, i have been submitting poems on your page since...
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Started by Comfort 1 month ago
Help! Help! My walls have been stained again, Graffiti gripping onto my white walls, Halls echo with graffiti of my mother's screams smeared with tears of son when thoughts would drown...Crown of thorns decorate my father, my savior as he laid facing...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 1 month ago
Thank you for sharing this very emotional, vivid poem with me.  If I were to make a suggestion, it would be one: tighte...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 3 months ago
Engulfed in desires, Their love didn't reach me, Yet I told those bitter words-frivolously, A hopeless daughter I was! Pain wouldn't go away, Nor did I care to save my wandering heart!
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 months ago
Thank you for sharing.  There are some lovely moments in your poem and an abundance of emotion.  Please see suggestion...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 3 months ago
Her red hair, Just blew in a  breeze, Shining magnificently like stars, In the vast sky without seize!   Every stroke of her hair, Is a sight with pleasure, And do not flicker, To measure like a treasure!   Sometimes in jealous, Over th...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 months ago
Thank you Swetha, for yet another heartfelt poem.  There are, I would suggest, quite a few issues, once again with Engl...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 4 months ago
An Ode to my mother!   Oh, what an exquisite comfort, That I could feel without a pain! You are my only trumpet, To blow away my concerns in a blissful rain!   Being fetched like a fish, During nightmares of my worst times, Made my heart t...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 4 months ago
Good morning, Swetha.  What a lovely tribute to your mother.  There is so much love and respect here.  I am traveling...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 4 months ago
The shadows! They are pitch-black,Yet portray the happiness,Immensely felt by the humans,They do not speak,Yet portray the emotions,Inspite of being translucent,When there is light,They are figures in dark!They stroll along,With passionate humans,Li...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 4 months ago
Thank you for sending your very intriguing poem about shadows.  You have some very fine moments in the poem.  I do hav...