Susan Windle

Word Play! The Swerve Returns With Poet Susan Windle

Saturday, Sept. 5, 7 pm, $5

swerve_fb_profileThe Swerve opens the fall season with poet extraordinaire Susan Windle returning to host the evening. On this Labor Day Saturday we’ll celebrate summer’s last gasps with Word Play!—your best poems, songs, short prose pieces, or anything new you want to try out on a warm and willing audience. Bring it on! A jazz back beat by Tank Keitt will become part of our verbal playground. Susan writes, “What a great way to create a spontaneous love song to summer, an invitation to the coming fall, or just to be together, turning, each of us, as the season turns.” 

Come as you are—to speak and listen. Or just to listen.  All good.Susan Windle





This Thing We Do
                   with homage to John Fox

When we listen deeply, each to each

you to me and I to you 


there is a bridge between us, stretched 

across a glistening gorge.


The bridge itself is lovely

a slender, swaying thing


lovely as the snaking river

lovely as the reaching rock.


You and I, a river and a bridge—

that’s what I mean by heaven. That’s


what I’ve been trying to say.

–Susan Windle