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So far Phyllis Stowell has created 67 blog entries.

Oxen

You are storied: Pulling the iron plough, sign of service and constant labor. No wonder you stand near the child in the manger, warming his cheeks with your breath. Where, [...]

The Pearl

Say I am the king's second daughter in a kingdom where everyone dies say I was sent to the city to recover the pearl guarded by a serpent I was [...]

Between Here and There

Between here and there   one elongated time that began at the farthest reach glazed black pinnacles of rock minarets thrust skyward merging with wind-scoured boulders blocking passage north-northwest where you headed [...]

MELVILLIAN

Almost my favorite lines during the whole Melvillian winter of hearing him, not him exactly, but some guy reading him aloud, mile after mile, and he really did Ishmael justice, [...]

Only a Few

Is it only a few who take the path of many windings who river-like find their way?   What is it I asked one near to my heart who looking [...]

Burial Fragments

—Buena Vista Park, San Francisco     There’s no room for the dead   in this small city, nearly an island, where we trade corpses for houses   digging up [...]

Watching

Watching dew evaporate in sunshine a hermit wrapped in a threadbare coat writes as if to his illusory self Let everything disappear   Sitting beneath a pine grasping his knees [...]

Watching

Watching dew evaporate in sunshine a hermit wrapped in a threadbare coat writes as if to his illusory self Let everything disappear   Sitting beneath a pine grasping his knees [...]

THE COMPOSER

As when a poet imagined they gave the animal that never was space   and fed it love until it grew a spiraling horn having had that power being themselves imagined   he [...]

Vocational Aptitude

for my father   In this dream an old, lame man climbs a steep hill to sit on a rock that's half a rock since the lower half fell on [...]