Poetry Posts2020-10-04T17:03:34-07:00

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.

The Expectation

No   I was wrong   There is a beginning and there is an end

Eternal time is now and never

 

Ask your (dead) parents

Your carry-all is gone

 

Your black cat has a fatal condition

Your best friend isn’t any more

 

What is expected of when day is fogwhite

Absolute quiet on this side of glass

 

Late spring cold   ground no pickax can penetrate

Each mistake left its scar

 

Nothing is expected of you

Nothing is

 

No   That is wrong   Now is

all that is

 

The oriole and the mourning doves

have returned

 

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