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 astha 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 ...
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Started by Candice 7 months ago
Dreams within me Hoping to see it come true The reason of my bliss Yes, the secret is all of this 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 and ...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 7 months ago
Hi Candice,  So nice to hear from you in the format of your very strong and meaningful poem.  I do have a number of su...
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Started by Seema Dinesh 7 months ago
When I enter a dark pathway I garner light as I sway For I am the lamp of my way. The darkness can't consume  me, The deep dark cave can't hinder me. For Iam the lamp of my way. No matter how bleak and gloomy, Let the cave be dark and desolat...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 7 months ago
Very impressive poem.  I like your opening lines - they flow beautifully and set the stage for the rest of your message...
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Started by Vijayalakshmi 9 months ago
Is it the joining of palms together , Or standing up in deference? Bending down to touch the feet, Or just the closing of eyes in reverence? To the one who is munificent!
Last commented on by Vijayalakshmi 9 months ago
I thank you for your response and lovely comments. The thoughts in my mind while writing are on my mentor of 21 years an...
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Started by RG983 9 months ago
Dear Mam, I am Ritabrata Ghosh or 'RG983' as per my username here. I have submitted my writings in this chatroom thrice & all the three times mine writings were selected by you & posted. I am truly inspired by the meticulously designed words you use...
Last commented on by RG983 9 months ago
Sukumar Roy Road, Subhas Pally Siliguri-734001, West Bengal, India
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Started by Writerin_closet 9 months ago
Disdain me butBehind the curtain I look Not as a puppet masterBut a concerned bystander you loatheI only cheer behind the curtainWith all my adoration for youLike I said previously My life resides in you                              ~...
Last commented on by Writerin_closet 9 months ago
Thank you for patiently reading through my poem again...tried to update to what you said Disdain me butBehind the curta...