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.


August 26th, 2020|

                                    To an old man what is more natural                                     than to die?                                                                         Cicero     Individuals die   species die the fleeting made eternal through incessant change yet how unnatural it seems that eels [...]


August 26th, 2020|

What havoc! even the winds and seas are in revolt in this best of all possible worlds   where peace is only possible in intimacy cultivate your own garden   accept what is in quietude [...]

The Second Hand (Antiphone)

June 2nd, 2020|

She asks what is sacred answers herself   a mint stem's naked rootlets in a waterglass a second hand clicking   blackwings plunging through an ocean of air   a stab at the crown of [...]

Radiance Remembered

April 26th, 2020|

It was Rabbit you blamed for eating the primrose In reality it was Squirrel munching and digging with his sharp rodent claws excavator   acrobat evoking laughter his sandy-tan belly hugging the swaying birdfeeder foiled again [...]


April 26th, 2020|

                          What if the sovereign himself is the villainous                            destroyer [...]


April 26th, 2020|

                                    Listening...we don't.                                      The inner conversation never stops.                                     It's a constant racket                                                                         – Philip Glass     Almost breathless I sat down in my balcony mid-center seat just as Pinchas Zukerman   assured [...]

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