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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]