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 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 [...]

Only a Few

September 17th, 2019|

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 back saw thirty years of [...]


July 29th, 2019|

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 [...]


July 29th, 2019|

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 [...]

Pain After Pain

April 14th, 2019|

  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   [...]

Poetry Post Archive
Guest Posts



Burial Fragments

Vocational Aptitude


Guest Post Archive