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 Riya Jaiswal 7 days ago
The endings won't end you set yourself free with wings unfolded there's beauty this time, this place go wild for a while burn out the stars with me memories were always priceless as long as you wanted I wanted the wanting we were made of st...
Last commented on by Susan Katz 4 days ago
I forgot to mention - when you leave out punctuation, use spacing as a way of alerting the reader to a pause.
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 7 days ago
It was the first time when,  I actually saw then— The vibe of the sunset,  The rain which made me wet.  As it touched my soul; And melted me whole.  Happiness was what I couldn't handle. I felt the warmth like that of candle.  It drove...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 7 days ago
What am I doing?  Where am I now?  What will it take to bring me back into my senses?  Why am I sacred?  Why I'm in trouble?  What will it take to make me feel by myself?    Just like stars in the sky My problems are infinite What sho...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 7 days ago
Running across the past With a maple leaf All parched and champed Beneath my feet Yes! it's the clock Soon the trees Are gonna show How beautiful it is; To let dead things go!
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 7 days ago
The blue sky with a hue of lilac and the sun shone  behind the white touched by the  shades of grey which drove me away amidst the birds & told me that I'm one of them to free fly and to race with the wind to scare the storm and to hug...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 7 days ago
Tell me dear,  Am i too different to be understood? Or you just don't see those dry stained tears; Oh baby, would you mind me being weak? Or you are always that goodie goodie types; I cry too often and laugh out loud, Will you accept that wild...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 7 days ago
You were a liar when you held my hand and kissed it subtly. Your lips lied swallowing all the pain inside pressed behind the dry walls of your throat. You lied every night holding me in your arms, becoming something you were not at all. All y...
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Started by Comfort 2 weeks ago
Does your heart ever remind you to miss. As you kiss your other do you ponder on mother and the I your rejection.    Father  My cheeks grow tender with each tear that flows in fantasy of :   what could have been,  Should have been,  Shou...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 weeks ago
This is a very emotional, very intense poem and, for the most part, it works very well.  We feel your pain and ...
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Started by Comfort 2 weeks ago
  Let us part like we Pangea, with hopes life we breathe into each other dies not,  Let us kiss and say goodbye, nay let us shake hands as if business concluded,  If eyes ever meet, I hope not brow nor cheeks ever confess that love I once share...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 weeks ago
I can feel your emotional commitment to your poem however, it has a number of grammatical errors, making it very difficu...
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Started by Comfort 2 weeks ago
Drink, sip on the liquor, Lips on its circular shape , It's when your eyes seem heavy that you speak truth, You don't like my hair, it's too long you say, My voice too soft to cheer you up,  My shape uneven so it turns you off, Not loose enoug...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your very intensely emotional poem with me.  I get it, I think, until the last line and then, I g...