On the Wing

Sue Fitchett


“… complex, multi-dimensional [poetry] …, carries out several dialogues at the same time: with itself, with literature and with the reader.” — Sue Wootton

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from ‘small frames – the hens of Rarotonga’

there’s a cockerel that waits
a blue & red swagger
high on the island’s divide

our sweat
our muddy feet
our clawing fingers

work the roots
towards his beak

a jungle silent
beyond our skin

About the author

Sue Fitchett lives in covenanted bush on Waiheke Island. Retired as a clinical psychologist, she is an avid conservationist, particularly with birds, and is also a volunteer firefighter.

Sue’s poetry has appeared in various New Zealand and Australian journals, and she has published or edited four books, including a previous sole collection (Palaver Lava Queen, AUP, 2004).

Additional information

Dimensions 190 × 240 mm