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 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 [...]

The Pearl

January 4th, 2020|

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 lonely and felt unloved the [...]

Between Here and There

October 25th, 2019|

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 down the long beach you [...]

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