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.

Asked to climb high risers

January 20th, 2018|

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

December 17th, 2017|

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   [...]

I am the voice

November 9th, 2017|

I am the voice the city no longer hears the comings and goings that stir no dust I am the candle flame I did not ignite the moonless garden I am the figment imagined a [...]

Why no tears?

October 4th, 2017|

Well Phyllis   why no tears? What miscue steadies you? What prompts you to catch each moment at the crest? You ride it   this great final wave a surfer loving the thrill On impulse you bought [...]

Hidden no more

October 4th, 2017|

Well Phyllis   why no tears? What miscue steadies you? What prompts you to catch each moment at the crest? You ride it   this great final wave a surfer loving the thrill On impulse you bought [...]

Paradise in Total Eclipse

August 16th, 2017|

July 11.1991 After the naming of flowers – Plumeria, Yellow Ginger, Ixora – the garden of lava and white coral scattered like bones fell short; you imagined it wrong. You had not counted on rats, [...]

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