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Suzanne is a Retired Registered Nurse certified in Med/Surg. She began writing poetry as a result from meditation during stress relief classes. Since retiring she has participated in poetry groups both in the Community and on-line. She is originally from Australia but has lived in the Hawaiian Islands for most of her adult life. Her poetry is a mixture from both places as she has spent time living between both Australia and Hawaii. In her writing she has explored many forms but finds ease of expression mostly in free verse.

 Her poems are included in an Anthology "A Bridge to ALL Nations."with other poets from  Connie's site:

Poetry for Thought.


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Blog Posted:4/3/2013 11:18:00 AM




They say that writing is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
On this blog I hope we can share ideas that will fuel our writing.

It is simple- just cut and paste the three questions below into the reply box
and fill in the answers below them.  If you don't have time for all three just one will be helpful.
I will go first and hopefully the ideas will flow.

1. Books that are on my bedside table or desk at the moment.



2. A recent challenge I found inspirational, other than those posted on the Soup.


3. A unique website that has helped me immensely.




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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:48:00 AM
    The book I have on my Bedside table is Immortal Words by Terry Breverton. To try to walk the race for life end of June. actually being able to recite and record my poem for contest. please listen.

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 4/4/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good Luck Seren: Noy surewhere to find your poem on You Tube but will look for it. SuZ
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 3:19:00 AM
    Further to my reading aloud point below, not only is Pinsky better to listen than to read ,use his poem 'Shirt' as an example.Check it out on 'poem hunter' and 'try to read it for yourself ' then goto youtube and hear him read it as he wrote it.

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 4/4/2013 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    great suggestions Brian: I will keep this blog open for as long as Soupers keep adding to it.
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 1:21:00 AM
    The theme of this blog Suzanne would a worthwhile permanent feature for the PS site where poets could update/ change their entry every few weeks so that others could check thereon from time to time.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 1:12:00 AM
    Robert Spinsky is a man after my own heart in advocating poetry being written to read (and listen to aloud)In fact his poetry is better to listen to than read which rather proves his and my point.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 1:07:00 AM
    Suzanne you can indeed publish very easily on Amazon kindle I have over 60 ebooks in seven series thereon.A couple of them can be checked out from the 'Store' link above on PS.Will check out the youtube poem when you get around to it.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 4/3/2013 10:05:00 PM
    Hi, Suzanne; nice to meet you. Well, I dont have books on my bedside table but I have them in the bathroom and in the living room. Im reading M. Anderson and H. Ferguson's Sociology- Understanding a Diverse Society, Deception Point's Dan Brown; and an Antology of Borges by Monegal. I couldnt find any inspirational challenge (Im not writing! LOL), and a helpful website? ... Well ... Dictionary.com helps "my grammar" many times.

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 4/4/2013 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for sharing Ruben: I see you don't read in bed...I like to read to get drowsy..... SuZ
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 2:23:00 PM
    by the way, at my HOUSE, I do not have a desk with books on it. I have four different book CASES with so many books on them, i have read fewer than half the novels on them. Among the many novels are also Bios, trivia/informational type books, teaching aids, and lots of poetry books.

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 4/3/2013 4:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Andrea: Glad you like the Blog idea...it came to me in bed late last night...LOL. I have so many books on poetry and I don't think I have ever had time to read one cover to cover but I spot read and use them as references,,sort of learning by absorption most times.
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 2:20:00 PM
    1. Books that are on my bedside table or desk at the moment: I am at my school desk, so it's student papers and readers for level 2 and grammar books under the shelf. 2. A recent challenge I found inspirational, other than those posted on the Soup: Using ten given words in a poem. I combined a contest over here at Soup with the ten word challenge for my spring showers poem. 3. A unique website that has helped me immensely. None really. But I used to adore Shadowpoetry.com before Marie got rid of her annual contests and the bookstore where I used to have my 8 chapbooks for sale. DANG. (this was a great blog idea).

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 4/3/2013 4:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I do love word challenges and as you know always have. Yes it is a shame that Shadow Poetry is no more...you'llhave to find another outlet for your chapbooks, I believe you can self-publish on Amazon....at least that is what I was told. Have a wonderful day, Luv, SuZ
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 2:12:00 PM
    1. Books that are on my bedside table or desk at the moment. LLoyd Jones, Hand me down World.. Rickwood collected poems, Chasing The Sun Sally Bacon, Ode to the Countryside, Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood, The Misanthrope Molière

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 4/3/2013 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi David. These books all sound great I love to read about some of the poets from the past...especially Rimbaud. I never reallu understand exactly what they are saying but their words evoke feelings and carry me off to somewhere indescribable.
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 12:40:00 PM
    1. Books that are on my bedside table or desk at the moment.-SOUNDS OF POETRY by ROBERT PINSKY 2. A recent challenge I found inspirational, other than those posted on the Soup. CREATING MY SOUNDPOEM VIDEO on youtube 3. A unique website that has helped me immensely.-WIKIPEDIA

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 4/3/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for sharing today. I do like Robert Pinsky and have thought about entering the Video but don't know which poem to do.
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 11:23:00 AM
    1. Books that are on my bedside table or desk at the moment. “The Practice of Poetry,” by Robin Behn & Chase Twitchell “The Necessary Angel” Wallace Stevens: Essays on Reality and Imagination 2. A recent challenge, other than those posted on the Soup. "As I write I create myself again and again." - Joy Harjo what color are you? what shape, what sound, what animal, what song, what number, what car, what... what are you? 3. A unique website that has helped me immensely. http://prosody.lib.virginia.edu/materials/poems/juliets-soliloquy/ For Better for Verse: An interactive learning tool that can help you understand what makes metered poetry in English tick

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My Past Blog Posts

 
The Little Mermaid in my Pond
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Mermaids Contest Update
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New Contest Coming - Mermaids
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Problems with Adware
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Magical Christmas
Date Posted: 12/25/2013 1:14:00 AM
I'd Like to Say This About That
Date Posted: 12/18/2013 1:39:00 AM
For Reading and Writing
Date Posted: 11/1/2013 1:05:00 AM
Let's Be Open - has finally Closed YAY
Date Posted: 10/29/2013 1:44:00 AM
Let's Be Open - Still Judging
Date Posted: 10/28/2013 11:11:00 PM
Thinking of You ALL
Date Posted: 9/16/2013 2:25:00 AM
Imagination is a Gift we all Share
Date Posted: 8/2/2013 5:39:00 PM
Hands in Prayer Position
Date Posted: 7/21/2013 7:20:00 PM
Update for Let's Be Open Contest
Date Posted: 7/19/2013 6:28:00 PM
Overlooked Poet- Daniel Larsen
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Let's Be Open
Date Posted: 6/20/2013 1:48:00 AM
Web Watchers Alert
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System Error 500. Grrrrr
Date Posted: 6/16/2013 8:05:00 PM
A Sticky Web
Date Posted: 6/8/2013 6:52:00 PM
New Contest-Along Came a Spider
Date Posted: 5/27/2013 4:01:00 PM
Contest Results - Synathroesmic Cat Poetry
Date Posted: 5/13/2013 7:44:00 PM
Update- The Synathroesmic Cat Contest
Date Posted: 5/10/2013 11:03:00 AM
How Forms Shape a Poem's Content
Date Posted: 4/25/2013 9:31:00 PM
Abdulhafeez Dares to be Dared
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 8:35:00 PM
Look out Gert Stein -It IS A Dare
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 11:16:00 AM
Making Word Clouds
Date Posted: 4/13/2013 7:18:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/6/2014 Sepia Photogragh of a Redwood Stump Free versenature,sad,
10/17/2014 Morning Glory Rhymejoy,morning,
10/17/2014 Great Un-manifest Rhymefaith,wisdom,
8/25/2014 It Must Begin With Free verseconflict,earth,nature,
8/25/2014 Song of Rain Rhymegarden,nature,rain,
8/21/2014 Lotus Bloom Free verseallegory,beauty,dark,
8/19/2014 Rhymes with You - Footles Rhymehumorous,
6/7/2014 As Inspired by The Death of a Bird A D Hope Free versebird,blue,nature,
6/6/2014 How to Die Free verseage,death,dream,
6/5/2014 Giants of Gravity Rhymeanimal,history,mystery,na
6/5/2014 WIDOW'S WEB Rhymeanalogy,emotions,nature,
6/4/2014 From our Deck-Front in December Free verseabsence,boat,culture,dece
5/29/2014 What the Mermaid Knows Rubaiyatmythology,nature,ocean,ph
5/18/2014 Lest we Forget the Horses Balladeappreciation,eulogy,freed
5/17/2014 A Dream Pantoumdesire,dream,love,
5/17/2014 Timelessness is to Being Free versechange,future,pain,sorrow
4/21/2014 We Lose Surprise Free verseheartbroken,longing,lost
4/20/2014 Two Views on Spring Rhymeapril,beautiful,seasons,
4/19/2014 Beach Park Tanka Tankanature,ocean,
4/18/2014 Reflection Free verseinspirational,philosophy,
4/18/2014 a lot to giveaway Free verseangst,art,childhood,
4/16/2014 Super Model - Itty Bitty Big Life Coupletcareer,celebrity,clothes,
4/1/2014 Secret Directions to Jilliby Farm Free versebeauty,earth,environment,
2/4/2014 To be a part of landscape Free verseanalogy,image,mountains,p
1/27/2014 a woman cannot always leave Free verseabsence,abuse,betrayal,br
1/27/2014 A Woman's Heart Free verseangst,confusion,environme
1/7/2014 The Grief of Stayed Continuance Free versenature,sorrow,tree,
12/28/2013 Touching Evolution Free verseallegory,beautiful,creati
12/28/2013 Words That Fit the Inexplicable Free versebrother,character,forgive
12/26/2013 Every Beautiful Thing Ghazalbeauty,change,wisdom,
12/24/2013 The Darkest Beast Free verseevil,men,
12/18/2013 What Llama Lil Saw in BagDad Rhymeadventure,humorous,
12/18/2013 Mosaic: On Missing the Morning I do not know?day,morning,sleep,
12/2/2013 As a Poet Sees Free versepoetry,poets,writing,
11/30/2013 Queen of Heaven Free versebeauty,identity,lyric,pra
11/30/2013 Being Shod Free versehorse,
11/30/2013 When You Are Gone Verseabsence,bereavement,for h
11/30/2013 Trumpets of Blue Free versebeauty,flower,nature,
11/19/2013 Wife Not Well Verselonging,lost,sick,sorry,
11/19/2013 Breakaway Rhymechildren,nature,school,
11/18/2013 War and Peace Coupletpeace,war,
11/16/2013 Spirit of Dreams Free versebeauty,dream,hope,
11/16/2013 Blue Flowers Versedeath,symbolism,
11/11/2013 Dance of Cranes: on Coming Home - SF Free verseabsence,beauty,bird,natur
11/3/2013 Death of a Kangaroo Free verseanimal,death,devotion,gri
11/3/2013 The Grief of Crows Free versebereavement,bird,confusio
11/2/2013 Poetry - Soupers Convention Rhymefantasy,fun,poets,writing
10/31/2013 Begotten Blossoms Free versebeautiful,change,flower,s
10/31/2013 Ode to a Twin Ode metaphor,mirror,tribute,
10/28/2013 Rosemary's Bed Free verseangst,betrayal,change,chi
10/28/2013 Collage of a Drifting Love Free verseart,i love you,romantic,w
10/28/2013 Winter Scene Free versehorse,seasons,
10/8/2013 Stars Splash Free versedeath,freedom,war,
10/7/2013 Furore Poetica- After Reading Rimbaud Free verseimage,poets,writing,
10/7/2013 Questioning If Free versechange,death,nature,
10/7/2013 Guardians of Forever Free verseangel,god,rainbow,
9/20/2013 As Seasons Dance Free versebeauty,garden,seasons,
9/20/2013 I Have Been Her Kind Free verseabuse,betrayal,emotions,h
9/20/2013 When Dawn Returns Free versechange,morning,nature,
9/20/2013 Sandalwood Fan Free verseabsence,beach,change,memo
9/16/2013 Sharma's Song Free versebird,peace,war,
9/16/2013 Fool of Infinite and Queen of Fate Rhymedark,fantasy,feelings,hor
9/16/2013 Autumn Feelings Flow Free versechildhood,october,seasons
9/16/2013 Halloween-ish Memories Free versegirlfriend,missing you,re
8/7/2013 Sunsets Reflect Us Free verseallegory,change,
8/5/2013 Tigers Living Free Rhymeanimal,nature,
8/5/2013 Fairydust Martinis Free versefairy,humor,suicide,
8/5/2013 Ode to the Fairy Free versebeauty,fairy,fantasy,natu
8/4/2013 CAPCHA PCRM Acrosticgarden,metaphor,
8/2/2013 Eternal Sleep in Peat Free versedeath,mystery,sorrow,
8/2/2013 Too Much Slag Free versemystery,sea,
7/29/2013 They Hang Horses, Don't They Free verseanalogy,death,horse,
7/29/2013 The Blue of the Sky is an Ever Dream Versedeath,dream,
7/21/2013 From 'Ancient Greece' Free versechange,mythology,society,
7/21/2013 Angel Wings Villanelleangel,hope,
7/19/2013 The Source of Being Free versefaith,mystery,nature,
7/16/2013 Sense of Betrayal Versebetrayal,
7/16/2013 Lost Island of Dreams Free verseabsence,lost love,
7/14/2013 When Snow fell on Waikiki Free versefantasy,seasons,winter,
7/12/2013 Once Upon a Poetic Moon Versepoetry,retirement,writing
7/11/2013 Freedom Remembered Free versememory,nature,sorrow,
7/8/2013 Zebras Free verseafrica,nature,
7/8/2013 When Paradise Returns Free versebird,change,earth,nature,
7/6/2013 Goddess of Mars Free verseimagination,metaphor,wind
7/5/2013 Genesis of Dreams Free versedream,hope,nature,
7/4/2013 Star Steed Free versebeautiful,change,fantasy,
7/4/2013 Everlasting Tree Free versenature,tribute,
7/3/2013 As Utopia Sleeps Free verseearth,philosophy,society,
7/3/2013 Cobwebs on the Rose Versebeauty,birth,death,hope,
7/2/2013 Random Steps of Elephants Versechange,death,insect,wisdo
6/30/2013 Eve's Advocate Monorhymedeath,nature,
6/30/2013 Encounter with an Angel Free verseangel,dream,fantasy,imagi
6/29/2013 Existence Free verseallegory,beauty,change,ea
6/29/2013 Once a Goddess of Evening Free versechange,color,fantasy,worl
6/28/2013 Delight in Wandering Free versegarden,nature,
6/27/2013 Talking to Myself Free versechange,death,freedom,hear
6/20/2013 Once Upon a Forest Walk Free verseanimal,beautiful,fantasy,
6/18/2013 The Tempest Free versedark,evil,truth,war,
6/18/2013 Manufactured Madness Free verseallegory,mythology,
6/17/2013 I am Listening for You Haibunabsence,beautiful,butterf

My Photos


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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Evening Dew Rhymenature,
Only Leaves Free versefantasy,halloween,
In the morning Haikunature,
Life Outback Free versepeople,places,red,
Sunglasses Questionku Shapedeath,
Senior Moments Rhymehumorous,car,
Spider's Purse Dizainimagination,
Ewmer Fudd and Buggs Bunny Paint the Town Wed Coupletfunny,life,
The Tease Rhymeangst,loss,me,
Kiss the Rain Sonnetlost love,
The Solo Dancer - Tanka to Sonnet Sonnetbeautiful,tree,sun,tree,
black pebbles and violet streams Rhymedeath,dedication,loss,lov
Indian Ink Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Mighty Mighty Spider Coupletanimal,humorous,
Old Sailors Haikuocean,
Angels In The Mist Free verselove,
September Terzanellenature,sad,sun,time,
copper beech leaves Haikunature,seasons,
The Meadow Narrativebeauty,dream,fantasy,free
Spider songs Free verseanimal,girl,metaphor,nigh
Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree Rhymeadventure,old,
Calamity At The Castle Limerickfunny,
My Tree's Seasons Haikunaturetree,tree,
An angels wing Free versefaithlife,words,hope,joy,
Ephemeron Free verselife,
The Fiddler's Cat Coupletimagination,
SIJO -Virgin- Sijofantasy,winter,
Attawapiskat: Orphans of the Stone and Sky Free versecourage,dedication,hope,l
Paper Plate Free versewrite,
Selene's Domain Rispettoimagination,
For my mom Free versemother,me,love,me,
I Knew That You Were Waitting Prose Poetryprayer,romantic,song,
Come Autumn Romanticismromance,autumn,autumn,
Dying young Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)body,dark,life,pain,sick,
June Bells Flowering under the Trees Free verseflower,journey,tree,
Magical Moments Free versebeautiful,girl,love,
Fire flies Haikufreedom,
Whimsical Butterfly Flirtation Quintain (English)butterfly,nature,
Precious Descendants Free versechildren,earth,earth day,
THE LADY WHO BATHES IN PUBLIC Haikuhumor,
Memories Beyond The Door Free versememory,
Good morning Free versemorning,together,
Dear Rosebud Free versedaughter,life,
Princess Fairy Silver Balladeafrica,child,fantasy,
Pink Blossoms Verselife,
Mermaid Fantasy Coupletfantasy,sea,
keep your dreams Rhymedesire,devotion,dream,
thank you ABClove,
Dandilion Free verseage,how i feel,inspiratio
Autumns Birth Blank versebirth,
Meet Me Half Way Lyricabsence,beach,emotions,ro
Birds of Paradise Villanelleflower,
Happy Birthday, Mom Free versebirthday,mother,
From a Tiny and Bright Orange Flower in the Woods Free verseallegory,flower,spring,
Hands Free versebeautiful,beauty,birthday
FADING LEAF Dizainautumn,nature,
A Soldier's Letter Rhymesad,war,
Bridal Veil Waterfall Haikunature,
Looking For Old Souls Free verseintrospection,
Northern Slaves Free verseemotions,metaphor,sad,sla
Erosion (haiku) Haikunatural disasters,nature
colors of pumpkin Haikuart,nature,seasons,
Spider's creation Light Poetrybeauty,nature,
More Foolish Footles - Man's Best Friend Footleanimal,funny,dog,dog,
Rain Spider Free verseinsect,nature,
Among The Many Memories That I Love Free verselove,
Erie Ode image,inspiration,strengt
HORSE acrostic Acrosticanimal,beauty,
Moon Fairy Free versefairy,fantasy,moon,
A Poet's Flight of Freedom Dizainpoetry,poets,
The Enchanted Dream Rhymebeauty,love,nature,romanc
Icons Set in Stone Free versetime,
Purple Rhymeart,beauty,blue,color,ins
BROKEN FLOWERS Ethereebeauty,child,love,
The Sounds of White Free versecolor,
the break of day Free verseabsence,day,longing,memor
IF I WERE TINKERBELL Free versefantasy,
- Dancing On The Moon - Light Poetryearth,moon,
The Father Of Light Crown of Sonnetslove,
Coral Garden Lentocreation,garden,sea,
Flowing like a river Lyricbeauty,environment,faith,
Tree Friends Lyricfantasy,imagination,magic
haiku Haikunature,
GARDEN Haikunature,
Rainbows Dreaming of Gray Alliterationallegory,education,freedo

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