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 Tiny glowing star 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago
Thank you for sending your very intriguing poem about shadows.  You have some very fine moments in the poem.  I do hav...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 1 month ago
Journey of a dry leaf!   Where have you headed? To the north, or the south that leads, In a blink of an eye, To somewhere where the faith seeds!   Look ahead, You are flawless as you are, Don't need a companion to shed, Tears in this jour...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 1 month ago
Good morning, Swetha.  I love the concept of your poem - the ongoing journey of the dry leaf - perhaps a metaphor for "...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 1 month ago
Everything is shattered, My mind seem to be asleep, In the chamber of darkness, Why do my emotions feel so numb?   Looking at the past, I was a blooming flower, With hopes to soar in desire, Where did this solitude ascend from?   I am spe...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 1 month ago
Thank you for sharing this extremely emotional poem with me.  One can feel the love and the loss and, therefore, is dra...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 month ago
I was waiting for you from dusk till dawn  my skin longing for the  warmth of your light the intimacy of your  eyes upon me to emmerse in its depth of beauty which  sparkled my heart and pumped its glow into my veins           bu...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 1 month ago
Good morning, Riya.  First, let me answer your question about stanza breaks and when to move from one stanza to another...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 month ago
A little girl shining brown skin hands outstretched, clenching metal coins. She wanted 'parle kiss me' the shop-keeper busied himself. She stood there in silence metal coins clattering in her fist, her chestnut almond eyes met mine, small fac...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 1 month ago
I will try to get to it tomorrow morning.  I've had some issues with my technical teams - due to illness, so things are...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 month ago
Getting lower and lower, day by day,  Getting frustated and tensed,  And don't know what to say.  The day has come, just say 'ouch'; Day without a single penny in the pouch.    Getting harder to live the domestic life- With the sharp end ...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 month ago
I was waiting for you in the dark, hoping for that presence of your light. To feel your warmth and those dazzling eyes: to look in its depth depth of beauty that— sparkled my heart and pumped its glow into my veins. BUT; you never came ...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 month ago
My soul yearns for you, for your love, for your presence. A piece of me- that's what you were made of. To complete me: fulfill me to the highest. I wanted to be loved; to love. Can't you stay beside me forever? Sitting in silence, gazing ...