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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.

Writers Almanac for Soupers

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 ... 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 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 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'llhave to find another outlet for your chapbooks, I believe you can self-publish on 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. 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
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 4:54:00 PM
Mermaids Contest Update
Date Posted: 8/15/2014 7:27:00 PM
New Contest Coming - Mermaids
Date Posted: 5/28/2014 9:41:00 PM
Problems with Adware
Date Posted: 2/2/2014 1:40:00 AM
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
Date Posted: 6/27/2013 5:05:00 PM
Let's Be Open
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Web Watchers Alert
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System Error 500. Grrrrr
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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 PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/17/2014Morning GloryRhymejoy,morning,
10/17/2014Great Un-manifestRhymefaith,wisdom,
8/25/2014It Must Begin WithFree verseconflict,earth,nature,
8/25/2014Song of RainRhymegarden,nature,rain,
8/21/2014Lotus BloomFree verseallegory,beauty,dark,
8/19/2014 Rhymes with You - FootlesRhymehumorous,
6/7/2014As Inspired by The Death of a Bird A D HopeFree versebird,blue,nature,
6/6/2014How to DieFree verseage,death,dream,
6/5/2014Giants of GravityRhymeanimal,history,mystery,na
6/5/2014WIDOW'S WEBRhymeanalogy,emotions,nature,
6/4/2014From our Deck-Front in DecemberFree verseabsence,boat,culture,dece
5/29/2014What the Mermaid KnowsRubaiyatmythology,nature,ocean,ph
5/18/2014Lest we Forget the HorsesBalladeappreciation,eulogy,freed
5/17/2014A DreamPantoumdesire,dream,love,
5/17/2014Timelessness is to BeingFree versechange,future,pain,sorrow
4/21/2014We Lose SurpriseFree verseheartbroken,longing,lost
4/20/2014Two Views on SpringRhymeapril,beautiful,seasons,
4/19/2014Beach Park TankaTankanature,ocean,
4/18/2014ReflectionFree verseinspirational,philosophy,
4/18/2014a lot to giveawayFree verseangst,art,childhood,
4/16/2014Super Model - Itty Bitty Big LifeCoupletcareer,celebrity,clothes,
4/1/2014Secret Directions to Jilliby FarmFree versebeauty,earth,environment,
2/4/2014 To be a part of landscapeFree verseanalogy,image,mountains,p
1/27/2014a woman cannot always leaveFree verseabsence,abuse,betrayal,br
1/27/2014A Woman's HeartFree verseangst,confusion,environme
1/7/2014The Grief of Stayed ContinuanceFree versenature,sorrow,tree,
12/28/2013Touching EvolutionFree verseallegory,beautiful,creati
12/28/2013Words That Fit the InexplicableFree versebrother,character,forgive
12/26/2013Every Beautiful ThingGhazalbeauty,change,wisdom,
12/24/2013The Darkest BeastFree verseevil,men,
12/18/2013 What Llama Lil Saw in BagDadRhymeadventure,humorous,
12/18/2013Mosaic: On Missing the MorningI do not know?day,morning,sleep,
12/2/2013 As a Poet SeesFree versepoetry,poets,writing,
11/30/2013Queen of HeavenFree versebeauty,identity,lyric,pra
11/30/2013Being ShodFree versehorse,
11/30/2013When You Are GoneVerseabsence,bereavement,for h
11/30/2013Trumpets of BlueFree versebeauty,flower,nature,
11/19/2013Wife Not WellVerselonging,lost,sick,sorry,
11/18/2013War and PeaceCoupletpeace,war,
11/16/2013Spirit of DreamsFree versebeauty,dream,hope,
11/16/2013Blue FlowersVersedeath,symbolism,
11/11/2013Dance of Cranes: on Coming Home - SFFree verseabsence,beauty,bird,natur
11/3/2013Death of a KangarooFree verseanimal,death,devotion,gri
11/3/2013The Grief of CrowsFree versebereavement,bird,confusio
11/2/2013Poetry - Soupers ConventionRhymefantasy,fun,poets,writing
10/31/2013Begotten BlossomsFree versebeautiful,change,flower,s
10/31/2013Ode to a TwinOde metaphor,mirror,tribute,
10/28/2013Rosemary's BedFree verseangst,betrayal,change,chi
10/28/2013Collage of a Drifting LoveFree verseart,i love you,romantic,w
10/28/2013Winter SceneFree versehorse,seasons,
10/8/2013Stars SplashFree versedeath,freedom,war,
10/7/2013Furore Poetica- After Reading RimbaudFree verseimage,poets,writing,
10/7/2013Questioning IfFree versechange,death,nature,
10/7/2013Guardians of ForeverFree verseangel,god,rainbow,
9/20/2013As Seasons DanceFree versebeauty,garden,seasons,
9/20/2013I Have Been Her KindFree verseabuse,betrayal,emotions,h
9/20/2013When Dawn ReturnsFree versechange,morning,nature,
9/20/2013Sandalwood FanFree verseabsence,beach,change,memo
9/16/2013Sharma's SongFree versebird,peace,war,
9/16/2013Fool of Infinite and Queen of FateRhymedark,fantasy,feelings,hor
9/16/2013Autumn Feelings FlowFree versechildhood,october,seasons
9/16/2013Halloween-ish MemoriesFree versegirlfriend,missing you,re
8/7/2013Sunsets Reflect UsFree verseallegory,change,
8/5/2013Tigers Living FreeRhymeanimal,nature,
8/5/2013Fairydust MartinisFree versefairy,humor,suicide,
8/5/2013Ode to the FairyFree versebeauty,fairy,fantasy,natu
8/4/2013CAPCHA PCRMAcrosticgarden,metaphor,
8/2/2013Eternal Sleep in PeatFree versedeath,mystery,sorrow,
8/2/2013Too Much SlagFree versemystery,sea,
7/29/2013They Hang Horses, Don't TheyFree verseanalogy,death,horse,
7/29/2013The Blue of the Sky is an Ever DreamVersedeath,dream,
7/21/2013From 'Ancient Greece'Free versechange,mythology,society,
7/21/2013Angel WingsVillanelleangel,hope,
7/19/2013The Source of BeingFree versefaith,mystery,nature,
7/16/2013Sense of BetrayalVersebetrayal,
7/16/2013Lost Island of DreamsFree verseabsence,lost love,
7/14/2013When Snow fell on WaikikiFree versefantasy,seasons,winter,
7/12/2013Once Upon a Poetic MoonVersepoetry,retirement,writing
7/11/2013Freedom RememberedFree versememory,nature,sorrow,
7/8/2013ZebrasFree verseafrica,nature,
7/8/2013When Paradise ReturnsFree versebird,change,earth,nature,
7/6/2013Goddess of MarsFree verseimagination,metaphor,wind
7/5/2013Genesis of DreamsFree versedream,hope,nature,
7/4/2013Star SteedFree versebeautiful,change,fantasy,
7/4/2013Everlasting TreeFree versenature,tribute,
7/3/2013As Utopia SleepsFree verseearth,philosophy,society,
7/3/2013Cobwebs on the RoseVersebeauty,birth,death,hope,
7/2/2013Random Steps of ElephantsVersechange,death,insect,wisdo
6/30/2013Eve's AdvocateMonorhymedeath,nature,
6/30/2013Encounter with an AngelFree verseangel,dream,fantasy,imagi
6/29/2013Existence Free verseallegory,beauty,change,ea
6/29/2013Once a Goddess of EveningFree versechange,color,fantasy,worl
6/28/2013Delight in WanderingFree versegarden,nature,
6/27/2013Talking to MyselfFree versechange,death,freedom,hear
6/20/2013Once Upon a Forest WalkFree verseanimal,beautiful,fantasy,
6/18/2013The TempestFree versedark,evil,truth,war,
6/18/2013Manufactured MadnessFree verseallegory,mythology,
6/17/2013I am Listening for YouHaibunabsence,beautiful,butterf
6/16/2013To a Weeping WillowFree verseearth,grief,tree,

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Poem TitleFormCategories
Evening DewRhymenature,
Only LeavesFree versefantasy,halloween,
In the morningHaikunature,
Life OutbackFree versepeople,places,red,
Sunglasses QuestionkuShapedeath,
Senior Moments Rhymehumorous,car,
Spider's PurseDizainimagination,
Ewmer Fudd and Buggs Bunny Paint the Town WedCoupletfunny,life,
The TeaseRhymeangst,loss,me,
Kiss the RainSonnetlost love,
The Solo Dancer - Tanka to SonnetSonnetbeautiful,tree,sun,tree,
black pebbles and violet streamsRhymedeath,dedication,loss,lov
Indian InkDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Mighty Mighty SpiderCoupletanimal,humorous,
Old SailorsHaikuocean,
Angels In The MistFree verselove,
copper beech leavesHaikunature,seasons,
The MeadowNarrativebeauty,dream,fantasy,free
Spider songsFree verseanimal,girl,metaphor,nigh
Sailing the Seas In A Pecan TreeRhymeadventure,old,
Calamity At The CastleLimerickfunny,
My Tree's SeasonsHaikunaturetree,tree,
An angels wingFree versefaithlife,words,hope,joy,
EphemeronFree verselife,
The Fiddler's CatCoupletimagination,
SIJO -Virgin-Sijofantasy,winter,
Attawapiskat: Orphans of the Stone and SkyFree versecourage,dedication,hope,l
Paper PlateFree versewrite,
Selene's DomainRispettoimagination,
For my momFree versemother,me,love,me,
I Knew That You Were WaittingProse Poetryprayer,romantic,song,
Come AutumnRomanticismromance,autumn,autumn,
Dying youngDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)body,dark,life,pain,sick,
June Bells Flowering under the TreesFree verseflower,journey,tree,
Magical MomentsFree versebeautiful,girl,love,
Fire fliesHaikufreedom,
Whimsical Butterfly FlirtationQuintain (English)butterfly,nature,
Stories of Beijing--Part OneNarrativetravel,
Stories of Beijing--Part TwoNarrativechristian,travel,
Precious DescendantsFree versechildren,earth,earth day,
Memories Beyond The DoorFree versememory,
Good morningFree versemorning,together,
Dear RosebudFree versedaughter,life,
Princess Fairy SilverBalladeafrica,child,fantasy,
Pink BlossomsVerselife,
Mermaid FantasyCoupletfantasy,sea,
keep your dreamsRhymedesire,devotion,dream,
thank youABClove,
DandilionFree verseage,how i feel,inspiratio
Autumns BirthBlank versebirth,
Meet Me Half WayLyricabsence,beach,emotions,ro
Birds of ParadiseVillanelleflower,
Happy Birthday, MomFree versebirthday,mother,
From a Tiny and Bright Orange Flower in the WoodsFree verseallegory,flower,spring,
FADING LEAFDizainautumn,nature,
A Soldier's LetterRhymesad,war,
Bridal Veil WaterfallHaikunature,
Northern SlavesFree verseemotions,metaphor,sad,sla
Erosion (haiku)Haikunatural disasters,nature
colors of pumpkinHaikuart,nature,seasons,
Spider's creationLight Poetrybeauty,nature,
More Foolish Footles - Man's Best FriendFootleanimal,funny,dog,dog,
Rain SpiderFree verseinsect,nature,
HandsFree versebeautiful,beauty,birthday
Looking For Old SoulsFree verseintrospection,
Among The Many Memories That I LoveFree verselove,
ErieOde image,inspiration,strengt
HORSE acrosticAcrosticanimal,beauty,
Moon FairyFree versefairy,fantasy,moon,
A Poet's Flight of FreedomDizainpoetry,poets,
The Enchanted DreamRhymebeauty,love,nature,romanc
Icons Set in StoneFree versetime,
BROKEN FLOWERSEthereebeauty,child,love,
The Sounds of WhiteFree versecolor,
the break of dayFree verseabsence,day,longing,memor
IF I WERE TINKERBELLFree versefantasy,
- Dancing On The Moon -Light Poetryearth,moon,
The Father Of LightCrown of Sonnetslove,
Coral GardenRhymecreation,garden,sea,
Flowing like a riverLyricbeauty,environment,faith,
Tree FriendsLyricfantasy,imagination,magic
Rainbows Dreaming of GrayAlliterationallegory,education,freedo

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