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, SusanFEATURED POEM
Have nothing in cold snowy winter
Let's wrap up to each other
Nothing is going to warm me
Let me subside into your pious soul.
I offered nothing to God in wish, because
My wish walks side-by-side to me.
Make me your deep secret diary
Express your solitude and felicity upon it
Make me your soaked handkerchief
I'll wipe out your fallen pearly tears.
You might be unaware of my nights
String the pearls of scattered tears.