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.

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Your friend in poetry, Susan

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Why I write poems? (1 reply)

La belle dam sans merci
3 years ago


I write to mirror myself, 

I write to fall in love, 

I write to heal my wounds, 

I write to visit the beautiful heaven where my imagination trods,

I write to stand up, 

I write to adjust, 

I write because I need to know who I am,

I write for neutrality, 

I write because I have lost somewhere, 

And  I am writing for a soul to soul communication,

As writing is expansion,

Expansion is delightful, 

Hence, I write poems ❤ 


Susan Katz
3 years ago
Susan Katz 3 years ago

How lovely that you sent your thoughts about why you write poetry, in the form of poetry.  And, your words ring true and your poem has a lovely cadence to it.  You have, if I may say, a word that I am struggling with.  "I write because I have lost 'somewhere.'"  Did you mean "somewhere" or did you mean "something."  Please let me know because I may want to feature your response later in the week on Instagram and here on my site.  Thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts and meaningful poem with me.  - Susan

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