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.

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   [...]


February 16th, 2019|

When he listed his manifestations what was missing? He is the lion among beasts and the Himalaya He is the raucous jay and the jet heading eastward through hurtling clouds   He is the thunderbolt from [...]

Dark Times

February 3rd, 2019|

Augustine fearing that his powers of endurance may break pled set me on fire with your love I tasted you and now I hunger and thirst for you   Bonaparte trusting himself invented a man [...]

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