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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.


Tracking and Editing Comments on the Soup


Blog Posted:4/4/2013 11:58:00 PM






It is always a bit daunting when you first join a Poetry Site- especially one as diverse
as Poetry Soup.  I know many folks are short on time and don't get a chance to leave a lot of comments on other's poems. The validation key can slow us down. For a few days I thought I had to make my letters uppercase and sometimes they would switch to lowercase even though I had the shift key on...so then I discovered it works with lowercase letters.  That was a huge revelation and a relief.

Then, when I was making comments on others' poems, I  made some errors in the message fields that showed up after I  posted them OOPs too late,  and  there seemed no way to edit them, but surprise ......If you look in the left  Navigation Bar in Member Area you will see My Outboxes and there you will find all the comments you have made and a little button to EDIT them. WOW I edited a couple of mine and sure enough they were all  fixed.   I could also see who I had made comments on so I knew where to go back and see their replies.
Then I looked in my Soupmail inbox and beside where email comes in is another tab called Comments Inbox, and in there are all the recent comments folks have added to your poems all in one place that you can scroll down.

Now, I may be telling you all something you have already figured out for yourselves but if not, I hope it makes things easier to  keep track of your social life - in this big SoupPot
Aloha and happy reading.
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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 4:30:00 PM
    oh no wonder you had such trouble. You are so new. Suz, when I came to this blog I was noticing the OTHER suz's name right above you and I thought that I was talking to the other one when I made my comment. No, you are very new, so this is very natural for you to not yet know these things. It takes a couple of months to get them down. If you ever have questions, you can ask me. Maybe even I (as low tech as I am) can give you some good info.

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 4/5/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea: I appreciate that and will be calling on you for advice....often. Luv: SuZ
  1. Date: 4/5/2013 4:28:00 PM
    oh my Suz, this is hilarious to me that you didn't know this stuff yet, especially about the inbox to see all your comments. I really think Soup needs a set of rules for people to go and see how to do it. We are not all spring chickens who understand web sites here. Good blog! Lucky for me, i asked some people and learned all this stuff in my first three months I was a member.

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 11:24:00 AM
    It took me a long time to figure out how to edit my outgoing comments. This would have been a huge help when I first stumbled upon PS, so hopefully this will enlighten some newcomers. Great post :)

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 5:34:00 AM
    Thanks, maybe I will try and fix my mistakes as you suggested.

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 1:06:00 AM
    Thank you this really helps, jennifer

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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
Date Posted: 6/20/2013 1:48:00 AM
Web Watchers Alert
Date Posted: 6/20/2013 12:41:00 AM
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 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,
11/19/2013BreakawayRhymechildren,nature,school,
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,

My Photos


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Fav Poems

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,
SeptemberTerzanellenature,sad,sun,time,
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,
THE LADY WHO BATHES IN PUBLICHaikuhumor,
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,
PurpleRhymeart,beauty,blue,color,ins
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
haikuHaikunature,
GARDENHaikunature,
Rainbows Dreaming of GrayAlliterationallegory,education,freedo

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