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 2 weeks ago
The calming sip of your love Sweet with every gulpwarming the butterflies that you allowed to bloom A cup of teaClear water transformed to this dark substance to satisfy your desiresThe stain Discoloured on my white matter A cup of teaI'd like anot...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 weeks ago
Sincere thanks for sharing your poem with me.  It's light and lovely and moves to a gentle rhythm.  I do have a few su...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 2 weeks ago
MY LIFE CHANGING DECISION!   I am a human being in youth, While various decisions is laid out in sequence, To interpret in thoughts, Fighting with predicaments all along to make an ultimate decision!   I am not like Sherlock Holmes, Making ...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for sharing your work with me.  I very much like your theme - the uncertainty of the paths we will ...
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Started by m_uzair_ans 3 weeks ago
For the splendid art of versification     I have found an adoration recently     But uninitiated in it's intricacies     Is quite sadly what I happen to be       I possess no knowledge of composition    Nor do I know of devices p...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 weeks ago
Love this!  While, as a poet and teacher of poetry, I might find places where editing would work, I'm just going to say...
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Started by Comfort 3 weeks ago
My eyes had met her before we first spoke as if destiny whispered and said "that's the apple of your eye"    The first look she gave... inimic  The first words I spoke... comedic The first hug she gave, I felt erotic or maybe emotions muddled....
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your work with me.  There are some fine moments in your poem but, I believe you have to choose a ...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 3 weeks ago
The butter sun just shines, Making its way along the clouds, I want to cuddle with this day, Making my perfect path in this month, May!   The breeze is just soothing, For my astonishing date, But I don't wish for a candle light dinner, To ju...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 weeks ago
Once again, thank you for sharing your poetry with me.  I really like your opening stanza -  I would however, consider...
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Started by Comfort 3 weeks ago
What is this?tis not a warrior yet my walls it's entered What thou betoken? tis omen?...nay tis new beginning?I at a state of tizzy know not what to do My kingdom rains yet the sun shines, flowers bloom yet it is not springMy armour stripped, I reach...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 weeks ago
Thou has written a very "medieval" poem with language that might be heard in a Shakespearean play.  I feel the emotiona...
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Started by Comfort 3 weeks ago
Soft heat like little feet dancing on beach go-ers, On curved moon carved hands On coin chasers by the car park On children of concrete jungleEven on those who flee solid roof for uncertain sky : Sun stomps with high heels Parties on skin with care f...
Last replied to by Comfort 3 weeks ago
I wholeheartedly appreciate your response, my poems tend to not get any responses, so this is just amazing. 
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 3 weeks ago
I held the bits and pieces of whatever I had and tried to put them together hoping they would all complement and complete the puzzle of my indecisiveness but they never made sense. Like a senseless little earthling I roamed here and there, from the c...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your work with me.  You have written prose but, I suspect, you have the heart and soul of a poet....
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 3 weeks ago
  "We miss you", said They. I wanted to say, I missed them back- who adored me like nobody else.   How shall I tell 'em? I'm too scared to write back; I feel not enough to equate it with my efforts to express. I don't know if I try my best...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing this very personal and passionate poem.  You have articulated your anxiety and confusion ...
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Started by Sarah01 3 weeks ago
Busy bee Do you hear the ferocious sun? You must. I wake up and I already sprint and run. Did you sneak a peek, bee? If you haven't, The birds won't sing.   I lie and i lie, for your sake- The cottage is stunted, Is hidden from death-  ...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your poem.  I love your opening - " Busy bee Do you hear the ferocious sun?" "hearing" the sun...