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.
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 [...]
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 against howling wind he loves [...]
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 turned his head smiling at [...]
1 You're counseled when waking to the quick of pain distract yourself concentrate on breath let Divine Will have its way with you accept what you cannot mitigate ignore or change [...]