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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

  www.facebook.com/angelwingsa


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


VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATED WITH POETRY


Blog Posted:1/25/2013 1:55:00 AM


Hallo Soupers!


This has been a long month for most. Companies had paid their employees mid December (to avoid the Christmas rush) and "month end" usually falls on the 25th (today) - in SA, at any rate.


It has been LONG month. My poem, The Wolf at the Door, was inspired by this cash strapped time, but I have made a tasty stew of "him".  My poetry is not always literal. Like most poets, our observation skills are sharper than most and we can relate and transfer to poetry the very essence of mankind. Well, that is my objective anyway, as in the poem LONELY. It is a scene which I had witnessed countless times and which will play itself out in bars around the world for a long time to come. My sense of being lonely (at that time in my life) was brought home by that scene, hence the concluding verse. 


It was exactly six years ago that I had returned from the UK (22 January 2007), broke but not broken in spirit. For a FREE download of the short story, The Flight, you may visit my website. It is a very personal experience which I share with my readers. 


www.waterdance-suzettecrous-author.webs.com


However, no sooner have we recovered from the shock of the bills which we had run up in the flush of the Christmas and New Year spree, then the next "must have" expenditure is looming, namely:


VALENTINE'S DAY 


Instead of spending money (which is in short supply at this time of year), why don't you write a poem for that special person in your life? I have written one for my husband, Ben, and plan to have it printed soon. I am sure that this is a gift which will keep on giving and will be treasured long after the soap on the rope has been thrown out....


There are only 5 more places open in the MY VALENTINE contest. Please keep them rolling in, folks! As soon as the number (35) has been reached, I will finalize the contest. 


Wishing you a splendid weekend and hope your inkwell is full, the quill sharpened and your inspiration limitless. 


HAPPY QUILLS!


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  1. Date: 1/25/2013 4:53:00 PM
    I am like Andrea. It's the secret crush that has stopped my entry. I would feel pretty silly having one at my age. love, Joyce

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/25/2013 10:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Secret message or message to a loved one, Joyce. Poets have imagination, so give it a try :-) Love, Su
  1. Date: 1/25/2013 8:16:00 AM
    suz, sorry I have not been valentine inspired. I think it was that secret message part that held me back. haha. Anyway I have to tell you GREAT footle here!! Luv, Andrea

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/25/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your tanka (where you included the reference to the oak tree) - great "secret message" to your beloved.... Give it a try, Andrea. Thanks for the compliment re the footle - my first attempt at it (inspired by Debra's blog)... :-)

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 Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/19/2014CagnTankaafrica,animal,god,nature,
10/19/2014GARDEN TABLEAUVersenature,
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,
3/26/2014Bises-moiConcretelove,lust,travel,
3/25/2014EulogiesVersedeath,philosophy,
3/24/2014She Has Never Owned My HeartSuzette Primelost love,
3/21/2014arthritisTankaage,family,mother daughte
3/14/2014THE DATERhymelove,marriage,
3/7/2014GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKEFree verselove,philosophy,poets,
3/7/2014My LegacySuzette Primefaith,god,life,poems,poet
9/6/2013ILLUMINATESuzette Primephilosophy,
8/18/2013Tigers Living FreeMonorhymeanimal,
7/25/2013SUZETTE PRIMEFootlepoetry,
7/22/2013WHERE THE MOMENT LIESSuzette Primephilosophy,sea,sky,
7/20/2013DREAM ON A GATEPantoumclothes,dream,drink,emoti
7/19/2013Et in Arcadia egoRhymewife,wisdom,woman,women,
7/19/2013THE REASON WHY THE WORLD IS FLATRhymeanalogy,books,computer,ed
7/15/2013Crocodile KentuckyLimerickfood,humor,humorous,
7/14/2013PERSPIRATION Free versegiggle,humor,humorous,
7/14/2013Forget-me-notRhymebetrayal,innocence,lost l
7/13/2013STAYING ALIVELimerickdance,humor,humorous,sens
7/8/2013Midnight LoverLimerickfunny,humor,humorous,lust
7/6/2013Vinnie, VD, Vichy-Sonnetfunny,humor,humorous,lang
7/5/2013YOU WALK ON BYTrioletdesire,
7/3/2013MILDEWED EXPECTATIONSFree verseheartbroken,son,
7/2/2013Barack Hussein Obama IIClerihewafrica,america,animal,bla
6/29/2013CHAOSFree versephilosophy,
6/29/2013THE FOUNDLINGSRhyme royalanimal,child,joy,youth,
6/23/2013AmberSijometaphor,nature,philosoph
5/4/2013A Twisted TreeHaikunature,philosophy,
5/1/2013RUSHVersenature,
4/26/2013TYPEWRITERNarrativenostalgia,
4/20/2013What is in a NameCoupletfamily,,granddaughter,
4/19/2013GrayHaikubeach,
4/18/2013CYCLE OF LIFESuzette Primehope,introspection,
4/10/2013The Wedding DressQuatrainurban,wedding,
4/9/2013The Tree of KnowledgeVersephilosophy,religious,tree
4/9/2013WHITE ROSESTankawedding,
4/9/2013TABLE MOUNTAINQuintellaafrica,dedication,nature,
4/5/2013The HikeHaikunature,
3/31/2013ALBATROSS and PRECIOUS GOLDQuaternallegory,introspection,me
3/28/2013T WoodsLimerickhumorous,satire,
3/24/2013QUANTUM PHYSICSAbecedarianscience,
3/22/2013AFRIKAANS and ENGLISH TANKATankaintrospection,
3/21/2013LEXICON OF MY POEMSAbecedarianon writing and words,old,
3/18/2013Andrea DietrichClerihewdedication,
3/18/2013Alternating --- ZaniesABCphilosophy,
3/17/2013POETS ON POETRYAbecedarianon writing and words,phil
3/17/2013Swift TernsTankafreedom,nature,
3/16/2013 A ZANYSuzette Primephilosophy,
3/14/2013REREDOSTankaautumn,metaphor,passion,r
3/1/2013WISDOM STRINGVerseallegory,hope,inspiration
2/22/2013THEN UNDERSTANDFree verseinspirational,introspecti
2/22/2013INNOCENCEVerseinspirational,
2/18/2013SpoonbillsHaikunature,spring,
2/16/2013A Blue TitMonokunature,
2/16/2013StepsHaikunature,winter,
2/15/2013Patience is the Essence of Life Sestinaintrospection,life,philos
2/12/2013The Perfect WomanVersededication,love,wife,woma
2/12/2013A Perfect WomanVersededication,love,wife,woma
2/11/2013TRYINGGrooksatire,
2/9/2013Water DropletsHaikunature,summer,
2/7/2013The Shambles, YorkKimohistory,time,winter,
2/7/2013It Depends which Wolf - - -Kimoallegory,introspection,ph
2/7/2013SnailsHaikunature,
1/31/2013It's PledgedCoupletlost love,love,relationsh
1/31/2013Collage of Wisdom on an Angel WingVerseon writing and words,writ
1/31/2013Your Time is not My TimeLimerickhistory,nature,science,
1/31/2013Reynard TracksHaikuanimal,snow,winter,
1/30/2013WINTERHaikuwinter,
1/29/2013SUMMERHaikuchild,food,life,social,
1/28/2013SUMMER, WINTER SOLSTICE - 2010Versechristmas,daughter,journe
1/28/2013It is LEKKER to be AliveCarpe Diemafrica,depression,epic,up
1/27/2013AN ODE TO THE HANDSEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,beauty,christian,fait
1/25/2013Intellectually ChallengingFootlehumorous,nature,satire,
1/25/2013Patience - - -Questionkuintrospection,life,

My Photos


Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
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,
YesterdaysFree verseangst,
When Tomorrow DawnsVerselife,garden,
paper boatHaikuhope,
The Ivy and The BrickVillanelleallegory,heart,red,heart,
HasteQuintain (Sicilian)faith,fear,introspection,
Crickets' CallRhymenature,time,love,
Dream of Dawn ConstanzaRhymenostalgia,flower,flower,r
Drawing on TimeVersededication,faith,life,may
MY QUIET PLACE, SOFTVersespace,
Shadow PuppetsVerselove,
The Greatest Love StoryQuatrainlove,words,body,love,
After my deathEpigramsad,
Her EpitaphEpigramdeath,nostalgia,
Between the StingersVillanellelost love,
PhobiaFree verseangst,world,light,light,
Let the Moon WatchTankaromance,
The Zulu Coconut SpeaksNonetallegory,
Dark DawnDiamantepolitical,
InjusticeVersedeath,friendship,history,
The Ballad Of Prospector PeteBalladfunny,
RamblersRhymefantasy,love,
Under MoonlightTankalost love,
In My PrimeFree versephilosophy,me,change,me,
Positano HarborDodoitsusea,
Hymns of SalvationSuzette Primebirth,me,philosophy,relig
A Seagull's PlightFree versecourage,dream,passion,upl
Imaginary UniverseFree verseimagination,philosophy,
Sweet Taste of LoveSuzette Primelost love,
I AM LIVINGFree versededication,devotion,inspi
Caught in the SunQuintellabeauty,nature,
Stardust ArtistCoupletbeauty,imagination,nature
Never ForgottenCoupletdevotion,love,
Poe and IRispettolonely,lost love,
Picture PostcardFree versenature,winter,
It's All In How You Ask ItFootlefunny,
Table for OneEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)artautumn,lonely,morning,
The Mighty One Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)natural disasters
CloserFree versehope,life,love,peace,blue
My Slutty Aunt's WeddingRhymesatire,wedding,wedding,
AmassedABCangst,nature,war,
ClingSijoautumn,insect,nature,rain
A valentine poemAcrosticlove,valentines day,words
In Dawn's Bright GlowSonnetnature,
THE RESTLESS SEA historical quatrain for contestQuatrainhistory,men,
The Magpie and The Butterfly, A TerzanelleTerzanellebutterfly,love,marriage,p
Your OceanFree verseintrospection,
Past PassionSonnetlost love,love,
The AccoladeBalladchristian,faith,love,woma
Chilled DawnVersedark,death,farewell,loss,
The 'Undred an' FifthRhymeadventure,courage,war,mar
Senryu 023Senryuloss,
The Angel InsideRhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Erin Go BraghCouplethistory,life,people,place
More Foolish Footles for Super Soupy Soupers -Footlefunny,me,
Lekker contestAcrostichappiness,love,marriage,
A Near Death Experience of A SweetheartRhymedeath,death,god,death,god
ColoursCoupletnature,
SMAAK STUKKENDCarpe Diemimagination,introspection
Sitting In My Deck ChairFree versehappiness,happy,nature,dr
A Bit O' IrelandQuatrainlove,time,time,
A Pink Crystal DawnKimonature,
KATRINA'S AFTERMATHVersenatural disasters,people,
Bartered WivesVersehistory,
The Potter's WheelSestinaart,life,
Kiss the RainSonnetlost love,
HOW TO STOP SWIFT AND STEALTHY TIME THAT BRINGS DEATHCarpe Diemdeath,history,life,philos
A is for AntennaABCscience,
Dance With MeFree versedance,music,
America's Idle PastimeGrookfunny,
PALADINFree versepeople,sympathy,
Salvation comes with a far greater sacrifice than blind faith and car-wash fundraisersProse Poetryfaith,hope,life,social,ba
The Solo Dancer - Tanka to SonnetSonnetbeautiful,tree,sun,tree,
In Good ConscienceSonnetintrospection,sound,sound
Echoes of DreamsFree versedream,star,travel,emotion
Every now and thenLyriclove,miss you,

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harry horsman United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Robert Ludden United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
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Erich Goller United States Flag United States Read
Joann Grisetti United States Flag United States Read
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