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 2 months ago
Last commented on by m_uzair_ans 2 months ago
Apologies for this very late reply. Thank you for your kind words as well as the suggestions. If you do feature the poem...
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Started by Comfort 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
Thank you for sharing your poem.  I love your opening - " Busy bee Do you hear the ferocious sun?" "hearing" the sun...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 2 months ago
It's the happiness, That sprouts in the colour of pink, It's the cheerfulness, That lingers in the colour of yellow, It's the secularism, That waltz in a dash like some race! Despite all these colours, The fire that soothes the hearts, Become...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 2 months ago
First of all, I love the concept - the celebration of colors - the connection between colors and emotions.  I think thi...
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Started by Tiny glowing star 3 months ago
Life with no achievements!   Life seems to be in vain, For me to mourn with my unsatisfied, Unpredictable desires to accomplish! Where do I need to stroll for my destination?   Here and there my life lingers, To explore and execute more, O...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 months ago
Good Morning from Connecticut, USA.  Thank you, for once again sharing your work with me.  There is powerful emotion i...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 3 months ago
I don't want you to listen to me fine being heard then forgotten on repeat don't decrypt- "What it meant?" There's always a thousand to mean, a thousand more to speak born to express , not to interpret I've lived in dark, I'll leave you there ...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 months ago
Yes, you certainly have the fire that ignites poetry.  This one, has some awkward wording - it's almost as if words are...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 3 months ago
I count my mouth ulcers which multiplies everytime the truth is not spoken my emotions are there to vent not a topic for you to debate i speak truth for which I'm hated I don't speak at all for which I'm hated I hide the truth for which I'm...
Last replied to by Susan Katz 3 months ago
Once again, you have filled the page with powerful emotion and a raw kind of honesty that is both touching and compellin...