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04/19/2024 Humpty Dumpty - The Sequel 103 Rhyme
04/10/2024 a lark 97 Monoku
04/08/2024 The Heir 110 Metrical Tale
04/06/2024 From Purgatory to Paradise 109 Haibun
04/05/2024 Cares 100 Other
03/22/2024 Autumn 185 Sonnet
02/23/2024 The Last Leaf Ephemera 410 Tanka
02/20/2024 To everything there is a season 326 Other
02/19/2024 By the Lily Pond 198 Rhyme
02/09/2024 Redamancy in Venice 334 Sedoka
02/03/2024 Quiescent 146 Verse
01/29/2024 On a Thesaurus Diet 208 Suzette Prime
01/23/2024 The Wind Teased 216 Sijo
01/16/2024 Hot Pickup Line 204 Limerick
12/09/2023 Wabi-sabi 282 Verse
11/23/2023 Into the Sanctity of Mount Everest 214 Suzette Prime
11/04/2023 The End of the Line 216 Alexandrine
11/03/2023 Moonwake 295 Suzette Prime
11/01/2023 Flying Kites 124 Jueju
10/16/2023 The Rocking Chair of Memories 192 Suzette Prime
10/05/2023 Eidolon 188 Sonnet
09/30/2023 Free As a Bird 263 Suzette Prime
09/10/2023 The Dilatory Thought 381 Verse
08/25/2023 Through the Keyhole 380 Iambic Pentameter
08/08/2023 View From Basement Flat 241 Dramatic Verse
08/03/2023 In a Pickle 264 Rhyme
07/27/2023 When Doves Cry 378 Terzanelle
07/26/2023 You Shall Reap What You Sow 310 Ekphrasis
07/08/2023 Graceful Lily 421 Sonnet
06/21/2023 Thalassophile 419 Alexandrine
06/17/2023 Girls On the Bridge - Edvard Munch 1899 438 Ekphrasis
06/14/2023 Recombobulating Chaos 322 Free verse
06/10/2023 Relativity - a Vignette 471 Prose Poetry
05/27/2023 Dreamscape 540 Suzette Prime
05/25/2023 The Seeds of Time 586 Quatrain
05/24/2023 The Moon By Day 636 Sonnet
05/13/2023 Too Old For Mother's Day 573 Free verse
05/08/2023 Discord and Peace 751 Ekphrasis
05/06/2023 Thick Mist - Wujue 666 Jueju
04/22/2023 If a Tree Should Fall 722 Suzette Prime
04/19/2023 Like Burnt-Out Logs 604 Heroic Couplet
04/18/2023 An Attenuated Tree Branch 606 Personification
04/12/2023 Verismo 950 Suzette Prime
04/06/2023 A Tree 859 Tanka
04/05/2023 The Welkin - and - the Influences 678 Jueju
04/01/2023 The Custodians - a Contemporary Fairytale 564 Other
03/19/2023 Alone 807 Suzette Prime
03/09/2023 A Waste of Space 1111 Prose
02/15/2023 Passion - Metaphorical Realism 530 Suzette Prime
01/30/2023 Dare To Take a Stand - Zettie's Sonnet 600 Sonnet
01/30/2023 I Dance With Shadows - Yclept Sonnet 427 Sonnet
01/29/2023 An Evanescent Life - Xaxa Sonnet 394 Sonnet
01/25/2023 Dusk At the Beach 527 Sonnet
12/09/2022 By the Silvery Light of a Moon 674 Sonnet
11/12/2022 Either Way 465 Sonnet
10/06/2022 Redamancy Lament 471 Suzette Prime
09/23/2022 You Are the Music 465 Sonnet
09/09/2022 Thank You Ma'Am - In Memoriam Queen Elizabeth Ii 805 Sonnet
07/25/2022 Off-Piste 327 Dodoitsu
07/20/2022 Ignorance Is Bliss 839 Quatrain
07/16/2022 The Cup of Life 476 Rubaiyat
06/12/2022 The Original Mistake 488 Villanelle
03/04/2022 Blinded By War 442 Kimo
01/15/2022 The Perfidy of Memoirs 495 Free verse
12/11/2021 Withered On the Vine 756 Terzanelle
10/18/2021 2 Lunes 450 Other
09/15/2021 What Are Words - a Florilegium Poem 841 Other
08/15/2021 Out of the Darkness 560 Sonnet
07/29/2021 Memo To All Journos - Buzzwords 659 Couplet
07/24/2021 Circumlocution - Venn Diagram 768 Free verse
07/23/2021 Golden Spiral - a Phi Poem 346 Other
07/13/2021 He Has a Name 1047 Elegy
07/11/2021 I Don'T Give a Rat's Tail 923 Concrete
07/04/2021 Brocken Spectre - a Florilegium Poem 544 Other
06/30/2021 A Trilogy in The Tesla 3-6-9 515 Other
06/14/2021 We Hate the Ones We Have Wronged 447 Suzette Prime
06/10/2021 You Are My Muse - a Tribute To Eileen 648 Other
05/29/2021 The Fisherman 458 Other
05/15/2021 No-Man's-Land 663 Kimo
05/11/2021 Keep the Faith 555 Other
04/26/2021 morning has broken 493 Monoku
04/26/2021 Thanatourism 891 Pleiades
04/14/2021 Royal 830 Pleiades
04/13/2021 Ceraunophiliac - a Suzette Sonnet 653 Sonnet
04/12/2021 Ineffable Mysteries - a Suzette Sonnet 676 Sonnet
04/02/2021 Ethereal 563 Sijo
03/30/2021 Dawn Song 1073 Jueju
03/23/2021 Run Through My Mind 637 Other
03/22/2021 Tricoleuse 479 Other
03/19/2021 The Maigue Poets of Croom 717 Double Dactyl
03/17/2021 The Seeker 450 Carpe Diem
03/13/2021 National Pi Day: March 14 517 Other
03/07/2021 Rhyme 496 Tetractys
03/04/2021 Scribbler From Southwark 761 Limerick
03/03/2021 Tiffany Lamp 503 Imagism
03/01/2021 Familial Relationships 735 Imagism
02/26/2021 My Legacy 509 Suzette Prime
02/26/2021 Shattered Windowpanes 281 Crystalline
02/14/2021 Mona Lisa's Paramour 1083 Sonnet
01/28/2021 The Coward 589 Other


Quote Left Writing poetry is like skipping stones on the water: your poetic prowess will determine how long it will take before it inevitably sinks into oblivion. Quote Right
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Quote Left What is a word? Who does it belong to? An empty vessel at best! A chair is not a chair until someone sits in it. Poets can only grow if given free rein in their lonely pursuit of excellence. Quote Right
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Quote Left Poetry is like a road trip without a GPS - you never know which direction of thought and/or emotion your poem would take when read by others and, therefore, the poet's duty is to set a train of thought in motion and to stand back and not try to control how others might interpret his offerings. Quote Right
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Quote Left Open form/free verse might be loosely defined as a poem designed to encapsulate a single thought in a personal stylised format—the serendipity of thoughts meandering towards a decisive conclusion. Quote Right
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Quote Left What is a POET? When the ink dries up, we scribble on stone. The words we share are our souls exhaling. Quote Right
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Quote Left Poetry is the comfort food of our youth which nourishes our memories. Quote Right
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Quote Left A poet is someone who has the courage to wear his heart on his sleeve. ~ Suzette Richards Quote Right
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Quote Left When the poets fall silent man will not only lose his voice but also the notion of Life. ~Suzette Richards Quote Right
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Poetry has been my passion since my retirement from an accountancy based career a dozen years ago. I currently live in South Africa and this rainbow nation has inspired many of my poems. I also have British nationality and embrace their grammar and spelling, but I read widely and am not fazed by strict grammar rules: A pavement/sidewalk; glasses/eyeglasses; judgement/judgment, et cetera; they are one and the same to me when I read poetry. To date, I have self-published a number of books, including the poetry anthology by international poets, © Time, 2014 ISBN 978-0-620-60578-6, and have been cited in many international publications, both poetry journals, as well as in scholarly handbooks. Some of my short stories have been published in international electronic publications, and one of my novellas had been short-listed for an Afrikaans SA publication.

I serve on the Board of Advisers, of Taleemi Baithak. (See my blog, Words of Wisdom, 29 September 2023.)

I have a number of poetic forms to my credit, notably, Suzette Prime (listed here on PoetrySoup), as well as Suzette sonnet.

My most recent books which include examples of my poetry as well as notes regarding poetry - available directly from me:

  1. © The Eutony of Words, 2018 ISBN 978-0-6399382-0-2
  2. © Docendo discimus, 2021 (Revised 2023) ISBN 978-0-620-95432-7
  3. © Flight of Thoughts, 2023 ISBN 978-0-6397-8880-7
  4. © Downtown - Poetic Devices, 2023 ISBN 978-0-7961-1968-1
  5.  © Rocking Poetry, 2033 ISBN 978-0-7961-2824-9

I am pleased to be part of this vibrant poetry community.

My avatar: Free spirit, by Suzette Richards 2023 - image generated.

Book: Reflection on the Important Things