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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
At the door that reaches from stone to the heavens what you carry lay down at the angels' feet You can bring only yourself across that threshold In the labyrinth of day follow what each [...]