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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:

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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
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 4:54:00 PM
Mermaids Contest Update
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New Contest Coming - Mermaids
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I'd Like to Say This About That
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For Reading and Writing
Date Posted: 11/1/2013 1:05:00 AM
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Let's Be Open - Still Judging
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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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New Contest-Along Came a Spider
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Contest Results - Synathroesmic Cat Poetry
Date Posted: 5/13/2013 7:44:00 PM
Update- The Synathroesmic Cat Contest
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My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
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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,
SeptemberTerzanellenature,sad,sun,time,
copper beech leavesHaikunature,seasons,
The MeadowNarrativebeauty,dream,fantasy,free
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,
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David De la Croes South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
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kash poet India Flag India Read
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Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
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cherie thomas United States Flag United States Read
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nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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