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.

At the door that reaches from stone

June 2nd, 2017|

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 [...]

Out of the many

May 11th, 2017|

Out of the many phrases a few have staying power the rest like tinted snow and pillared dark get lost inside memory's rusty bank as do nifty rhymes like ax and tracks It's remarkable [...]


March 16th, 2017|

Backstage    behind the screen he showed them to you shiny brass profiles elaborately cut with flared sleeves and big heads one mouth an open beak If you are adept you can create a [...]

Consider the Ants

March 16th, 2017|

          The noise of the broken spine of an ant here on earth is nothing           in (God's) holy precincts it is a roar     [...]

Sowing Rain

March 16th, 2017|

When rain rains steadily on roof and deck knocking in gutters splattering against the window as if flung by a Millet farmer sowing rain we stay inside all day succumbing to drowse In the [...]


March 16th, 2017|

Breathless I stopped mid-climb air-piercing atomic greens and yellows arrowed toward me   terrified of the beak I jerked my face aside   He stood beside me cupping the bird in his hands   – [...]

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