Poetry Posts are a bi-monthly email of new poems by Phyllis Stowell with the intention of carrying on a poetic dialogue. Individuals who wish to respond are invited to send to me a quote, a lyrical paragraph or a poem of their own. If appropriate, I will post this response in the GUEST folder. If individuals prefer to write something personal not for the GUEST folder, I will respond by email. Posts will be archived for a limited period of time.

Pain After Pain

April 14th, 2019|

  1     You're counseled when waking to the quick of pain distract yourself    concentrate on breath let Divine Will have its way with you accept what you cannot mitigate    ignore or change   [...]


February 16th, 2019|

When he listed his manifestations what was missing? He is the lion among beasts and the Himalaya He is the raucous jay and the jet heading eastward through hurtling clouds   He is the thunderbolt from [...]

Dark Times

February 3rd, 2019|

Augustine fearing that his powers of endurance may break pled set me on fire with your love I tasted you and now I hunger and thirst for you   Bonaparte trusting himself invented a man [...]

That Seldom Found Time

January 1st, 2019|

This is that seldom found time   reposeful    your feet resting on soft leather  warming in mid-morning light   Fragile webs of cloud shape and reshape      moving in slow motion southward  Billions of billions of sunlit particles   a [...]

As the Body Wanes

November 13th, 2018|

About some compensating subtle change the aging speaker and I agree Asked he named it forgivingness The word surrender came to me surrender to the stumbles the avalanche of errors the worn-thin entrance ticket lost [...]

The Panda Eats Bamboo

November 13th, 2018|

He doesn't meditate on a rock by the river praying for the power to save himself has no sense of jeopardy Prophetic vision doesn't perturb him given his ability to go on eating snug in [...]

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