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 m_uzair_ans 8 months ago
You might think this, As it's often spoken; That whatever breaks, Is forever broken.   But let me say that, It's just partly true; Picking up the pieces, Is totally up to you.   What you don't see is, That it had been in fact; So utterl...
Last commented on by m_uzair_ans 8 months ago
Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you liked it!
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Started by anushkasharma 8 months ago
Smelling fresh flowers, every other day, Spreading a smile, with the sun’s each ray. Wish I could just, see the sky again, And dance happily, in the soothing rain. Waiting and waiting, for that one time, When I’d be free, and hear the wind c...
Last commented on by anushkasharma 8 months ago
Thanks Susan.
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Started by Fahad Khalique 8 months ago
Be someone's apple of the eye And let her sadness passes by Injustice to assign on her spy You need not get it to verify My love who calls you thy ! Just hold and stand beside my Pain will automatically be fly Don't ever more leave for cry Tears ...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 8 months ago
Very romantic poem.  I am a bit confused by the line "My love who calls you thy..." is it "thine" or "mine" - thy, I do...
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Started by Madhatter 8 months ago
Sing me to sleep A lullaby to cure this madness Unable even to weep No tears come forth from this sadness My mind keeps churning on and on Distorting reality, creating illusions Not far away is the break of dawn  But here I lie, seeking solut...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 8 months ago
Thank you so much for sharing your lovey poem with me.  Your poem is lyrical and gentle and I love the line "Sing me to...
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Started by therelatingfeel 8 months ago
Oh soul of infinite burdens  I know you have to keep strong  Because this society is so disgraceful I know you have so much pain You are crying so deep in heart But this society doesn't accept your tears It will humiliate you tease you let th...
Last commented on by therelatingfeel 8 months ago
This honest review means aton lot to me. Thank you for giving hope to my poetry to fly high.... Forever grateful looking...
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Started by astha 8 months ago
Sometimes you're ahead of me , Sometimes just behind my back. You are a giant sometimes Another a time , a tiny tot.   Oh! When I run , you run  I stop you stop ,  When I walk , you walk.  I feel as if you're a copy cat.   Oh my Shadow...
Last commented on by astha 8 months ago
Sure Susan , you are free to correct the mistakes. Thank you ! For appreciating my poem as well as pointing the errors. ...
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Started by RG983 8 months ago
For the poetry submission:   Pain & Pleasures Life- A crest and trough of intuitive emotions, Imperfect which art to measure our deeds; For ripples art interim, in those countless drops of Adam’s ale, Ah! Their gentle flow- A prelude to the ...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 8 months ago
Thank you so much for submitting your very lyrical and philosophical poem for consideration as Featured Poem of the Mont...
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Started by Nandini Jha 8 months ago
Enthralling beauty of the waves kept my eyes mesmerized Smell of roses was enough to make me realise it still wasn't heaven The dead pieces of shells pricked me The noisy beach seamed noiseless Lost in my own thoughts It wasn't the right time I reali...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 8 months ago
Thank you so much for this very heartfelt poem (or musings) - it captures such a nostalgic mood, a sense of something lo...
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Started by Candice 9 months ago
Dreams within hoping to be true Reaching the skies so blue The reason for this Is the secret of bliss. To fly so high flapping my wings Into the deep sinking sea I recall how I rose up Amidst all the barriers And trials immense. All I wanted...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 9 months ago
Thank you Candice for sending again.  I think this work well.  I wonder if you have ever thought about "line break." ...
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Started by Candice 9 months ago
Dreams within hoping to be true Reaching the skies so blue The reason for this Is the secret of bliss. To fly so high flapping my wings Into the deep sinking sea I recall how I rose up Amidst all the barriers And trials immense. All I wanted...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 9 months ago
You've made some great changes.  One thing I would suggest is that you "tell" us less and make us "feel" more by using ...