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Nominated as one of the BEST POETS (current or in the past) on World Poetry Day, 21 March 2013 - in Dazed & Confused Magazine.

WEBSITES AND BLOGS:
1. http://suzette-poet-author.webs.com/
 
2. @ WATER DANCE (facebook page): Tips, poetry forms, self-publishing, websites, my books for sale, etc

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Included in: My poem, ON THE OCEAN WAVES
International Who's Who in Poetry 2012
Library of Congress ISBN- 978-1-61936-035-8

My poem, The African Man, featured twice during 2012 in the eMagazine, Afritorial


WHY DO WE WRITE OR READ POETRY? "Rocket-boosters" to brain!


Blog Posted:1/16/2013 6:04:00 AM


Research has found that reading poetry, in particular, increases activity in the right hemisphere of the brain, an area concerned with “autobiographical memory”, helping the reader to reflect on and reappraise their own experiences in light of what they have read. The academics said this meant the classics were more useful than self-help books. The works of Shakespeare and Wordsworth are “rocket-boosters” to the brain and better therapy than self-help books, researchers will say this week.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9797617/Shakespeare-and-Wordsworth-boost-the-brain-new-research-reveals.html


POETRY IS AN ECHO

Streaked with fresh tears shining in the silver light
Of the moon reflecting off the windowpane
A rendezvous of sounds whisper in the night
Dark shadows flit into the overgrown lane
Of my mind; echoing the words; taunting me
Grappling with the visions to please set me free
Crumbled in frustration of inspiration
I dance with the shadows in liberation
© 2013 Suzette Crous

Inspired by this QUOTE by Carl Sandberg: "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance." 





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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 6:54:00 AM
    hmmmmmmmmmmm.....that answers my question to some extent and yes,it is a boon for us as we hv a medium for self expression...:))

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  1. Date: 1/19/2013 12:28:00 PM
    I worked in a factory. Mundane living was not my forte. I started writing again to kill the boredom and do something creative. Politicians were an easy target for sarcasm, children for touching the heart, and society for its ills.

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  1. Date: 1/19/2013 10:34:00 AM
    I know..I am full of words...and they fly by whenever I rest, mediate pray..and poetry is a nice way to let them out!

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  1. Date: 1/19/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Interesting since I must say that Shakespeare's work did not really appeal to me personally. Thanks for the info. love phyl

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  1. Date: 1/17/2013 6:08:00 PM
    I like this one by Carl..Great information..Sara

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  1. Date: 1/16/2013 4:08:00 PM
    It probably explains why I have the tendency to write a poem to help me remember things I need to know (such as Newton's Laws)!

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/16/2013 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is interesting, Sharon. But if you come to think of it, poetry is the ideal vehicle to convey or consolidate information.
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 11:22:00 AM
    The age old question posed here many times. Answer is it's fun.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/16/2013 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've now updated the Subject line.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/16/2013 11:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The link posted here, suggests new reasons... :-)
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Good question Su..these two lines are from one of my many poems on this topic ..And yet, driven by this creative itch,/ Each day,I ,this word tapestry must stitch (from Poet's Progress) from my kindle ebook 'Strand-on Poetry' .I guess though it maybe different for each of us, this is my conclusion after the many hundreds of blogs I published here over the past five years or so on why poets and artists create .Rgds Brian

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/16/2013 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have been asked what it is a about poetry which had always held a fascination for me. Now we know it is "good" for us :-)
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 9:16:00 AM
    This Su, is an excellent write---it is, after all, that struggle to see, to find, to look for the resolution even if unresolved....that will set us free--for we have tried and will never give up.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/16/2013 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Graig. Yes, the ONE poem is just on the edge of our consciousness.....
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 8:50:00 AM
    I didnt know about it; I'll check the website. Very interesting, Suzette. Ruben.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/16/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are welcome, Ruben :-)

My Past Blog Posts

 
Goodbye Soupers - with Omar Khayyam
Date Posted: 5/19/2013 1:42:00 AM
THAT'S WHAT YOU MEANT TO ME
Date Posted: 5/17/2013 5:18:00 AM
Happy Mother's Day
Date Posted: 5/11/2013 3:06:00 PM
PARADISE LOST results
Date Posted: 5/11/2013 1:09:00 AM
The Gag Factor
Date Posted: 5/10/2013 9:15:00 AM
My Perspective ...
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 1:39:00 AM
The Face of PoetrySoup
Date Posted: 5/6/2013 2:42:00 PM
ROUNDEL CONTEST UPDATE
Date Posted: 5/5/2013 3:20:00 PM
America's first settlers resorted to cannibalism
Date Posted: 5/3/2013 10:58:00 PM
HAPPY MAY DAY
Date Posted: 5/1/2013 2:03:00 AM
I DID IT MY WAY
Date Posted: 4/30/2013 10:17:00 PM
MOST AWFUL by Caleb Smith
Date Posted: 4/25/2013 12:35:00 PM
WORLD BOOK DAY, 23 April - Birth and Death of Shakespeare
Date Posted: 4/23/2013 3:16:00 AM
You are what you read - ROUNDEL CONTEST UPDATE
Date Posted: 4/22/2013 1:43:00 AM
GOLDEN AUTUMN
Date Posted: 4/19/2013 4:00:00 AM
DON'T ANALYSE IT, DON'T ASK OTHERS TO ANALYSE IT
Date Posted: 4/18/2013 1:09:00 AM
Suzanne Delaney and Suzette Crous
Date Posted: 4/11/2013 1:28:00 AM
ROUNDEL - PARADISE LOST
Date Posted: 4/8/2013 8:02:00 AM
GROOK contest finalized
Date Posted: 4/8/2013 3:17:00 AM
Suzette Poet and Author - new website
Date Posted: 4/7/2013 2:17:00 AM
GIBBETING
Date Posted: 4/5/2013 1:34:00 AM
Goodbye
Date Posted: 4/3/2013 2:49:00 PM
INFLUENCES ON OUR POETRY
Date Posted: 3/31/2013 11:44:00 PM
WHO IS THE POET? - No 4 - EASTER EGG HUNT - So far - - -
Date Posted: 3/30/2013 12:49:00 AM
WHO IS THE POET? - No 4 - EASTER EGG HUNT
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 12:26:00 AM

My Poems

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9/15/2014I HAD A DREAM ---Terzanelleabuse,
8/19/2014FootleFootlehumor,humorous,
8/11/2014LIFE'S A CLICHECoupletlife,
7/28/2014COLLATERAL DAMAGERhymechild,children,death,
7/27/2014If God is walking by our sideCoupletdaughter,
7/25/2014FREE FROM MOOD Blitzintrospection,
7/24/2014Language, per se - LGTCoupletlanguage,
7/22/2014TimeSuzette Primedeath,life,philosophy,
7/6/2014IN THE FORESTVerseafrica,allegory,baby,natu
7/2/2014WHEN THE FINAL BELL TOLLS - Inspired by the RUBAIYAT, of Omar KhayyamRhymephilosophy,
6/16/2014WINTERHaikuallegory,seasons,winter,
6/7/2014SIJO meets COUNTRY and WESTERNSijolonely,longing,lost love,
5/25/2014moths flitMonokuanalogy,nature,
5/23/2014Not haikuSenryuanalogy,humor,humorous,
5/22/2014HEADNOTEHaikuhistory,poetry,
5/18/2014IN SILENCE LAYS THE ANSWERSonnetallegory,philosophy,poets
5/13/2014the cherry blossomHaikuspring,
5/13/2014BRIDGE TOO FARVersemythology,
5/11/2014HAPPY MOTHER'S DAYTankamothers day,
5/5/2014tears of this veldSijohero,longing,memory,natur
5/5/2014TO A NUNNERY, GOFree versemarriage,men,women,
5/5/2014scorpion Haikunature,
4/14/2014DESMOND MPILO TUTU - Itty Bitty poemClerihewhumorous,
3/31/2014SWEET TASTE OF LOVE In memory of Linda-marie Sweet-heartSuzette Primebereavement,death,dedicat
3/27/2014CHAOS - SUZETTE PRIMESuzette Primephilosophy,
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My Photos


Fav Poems

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As Raindrops FallLyriclife,love,philosophy,visi
The Shadow of MeFree verseintrospectionme,age,old,t
As Canvas WeepsTankaart
Through the Winter Cold he Rode Villanellelove,winter,
Seasons to wonderRhymenature,seasons,me,winter,
The Loss of WisdomQuaternintrospection,loss,people
Autumn LoveAcrosticlove,
PseudonymFree verseallegory,hope,introspecti
swarm of dragonfliesHaikuart,nature,
Dying RoseHaikudevotion,
Jokers LamentSenryufunny,life,
Distant Thunder - A Shan-zi PoemFree versenature,
Captive Bird - 12 Bars 12 DreamsRhymeanimals,
'Peace when needed'Free versefriendship,hope,life,lost
Wearied WanderlustRondeaulove,
The Allure of Your LipsQuaternpassion,romance,visionary
'Warfare'Verseangst,depression,fear,
Invitation to the DanceFree verseallegory,
TUNES OF WAVESRhymemusic,nature,ocean,
Beauty of NatureHaikunature,
Do You RememberFree verselost lovetime,
Nette Onclaud, Princess to be QueenQuatrainhistory,people,places
DARE WEQuatrainfunny,me,
Wayward ChildPantoumage,dark,introspection,li
Ewmer Fudd and Buggs Bunny Paint the Town WedCoupletfunny,life,
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