Suzette Richards

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Biography of Suzette Richards

I am a retired and first lived in the scenic town of Somerset West, South Africa. One of my favourite activities was to take a leisurely stroll on the beach near my property. Seeing dolphins leaping in the surf, had inspired me to pen my first poem, Water Dance, in May 2011. This is, also, the title of my semi-autobiography.

Since December 2013, I have made the Greater Karoo my new home and bought a 100 year old Victorian home, which I am renovating (when I am not busy writing) . The new surroundings have challenged me to take a new direction in my poetry and writing.

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To a Nunnery, Go

We men are arrogant, vengeful, ambitious creatures;
With more ill will in them to fit into their thoughts,
And more time than they can hope for to carry it out.
Why should a prince crawl around between heaven and earth?
Men are by nature criminals and not to be believed.
To marry, will only bring down a curse on your head.
Even if women should remain as clean as ice;
As pure as the driven snow; they get a bad reputation.
The whiles of women drive men to madness:

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