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.


April 1st, 2018|

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

April 1st, 2018|

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

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 [...]

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