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.
How to begin but at the end after rising too early roaming the house replacing whatever in dreamtime was displaced an empty water glass a book splayed open on its spine an aperture to the [...]
Mary mother of James Salome and Mary Magdalene looking down into the chamber where the body had lain saw two angels or one whose countenance was like lightning or Magdalene alone weeping outside the ravaged [...]
On a sailboat adrift in fog at midnight no food no drink no matter absorbed in yet another calculus his thought not lost but entangled not feeling the endless rocking of the boat not feeling [...]
Her dream searching for her horse both fields empty How bereft her look bereft and burdened by question – how hold emptiness? How endure when mind disrupts instinctual rest and remorse makes of night a [...]
Asked to climb high risers up to Zapotec's pyramid plaza I opt for resting by Jaguar's stony paws Asked to stand in line an hour or two to view Oaxaca's Noche de Rábanos I settle [...]
A fragment of day batters my brain with its broken maul Like a dream not body-born core-deep tolling calls worshipers at noon calling them home Unbelievably we trust what has no sound and yet [...]