Susan Mitchell

(1944 / New York)

Susan Mitchell Poems

1. The Bear 10/13/2016
2. Fragment of a Women from Kos 10/13/2016
3. Havana Birth 10/13/2016
4. Once, Driving West of Billings, Montana 10/13/2016
5. Tent Caterpillars 10/13/2016
6. Dragonfly 2/9/2015
Best Poem of Susan Mitchell

Dragonfly

caught on the wing the wing is a
disarray of sun spots
overtaking

the air black dots on sheer on trans-
parency on wheel and whee
openness so

surprising it rivals invincibility what
is magic to do pull itself
out of a hat

saw itself in two what a to-do
grabs hold of my finger
extended will

not to be shaken free together we are one
stem one spire one shoot upshot
bent at a right

angle to itself so this is what it feels
to be reed a stem with wings
for leaves a

finger that can see how the wind blows what
whir ...

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