Phibby Venable
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The Songbird commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Pretty Women In A Big Canoe
"Gosh, I like your work, Phibby.  Been reading through it.  You've such a lilt, a lingering glimpse in your tellings.  Even if it could otherwise be harsh.  I like Rodney's comment on this one, too ~ everything does have…"
Jan 10
Phibby Venable commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Fledgling
"Thank you so much, Alysa, and honored to have it bookmarked to read again."
Oct 15, 2016
Alysa Salzberg commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Fledgling
"Great poetry often leaves me without words.  This was one of those times, hence my previous comment. I really, really love this piece and have bookmarked it so I can come back and savor it again."
Oct 15, 2016
Alysa Salzberg commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Fledgling
"Gorgeous."
Oct 15, 2016
Phibby Venable commented on alsoknownas's blog post The Test
"Well, I am ignorant of Latin in most things, but I love the way your words roll - and I love trees - The mountains here look as though a kaleidoscope burst above them."
Oct 14, 2016
Phibby Venable commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"Thank you, alsoknownas, I love both dusk and dark for the nostalgia feel & for photographs."
Oct 12, 2016
Phibby Venable commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"Thank you, JMac, this is a beautiful area, very inspiring. (also four to six am is the only time I have to write)"
Oct 12, 2016
Phibby Venable commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"Thank you so much, Jon! <3"
Oct 12, 2016
Phibby Venable commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"Yes, a May poem - the others I posted were new, but I am behind on everything, lol Thank you! I am glad to be back, koshersalaami. I wrote a poem last night that I wanted to post, but the light of day found it unready."
Oct 12, 2016
koshersalaami commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"When did you write this? This is clearly a Spring poem.  I am really glad you're back."
Oct 12, 2016
alsoknownas commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"Phibby, I get ridiculously wistful at times. Never at sunset. Sunrise however is different, and sometimes just like you here, I stop and wait. I don't wish to know more."
Oct 12, 2016
JMac1949 Today commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"Never been a morning person, but then I never lived next to a river between mountains.  Excellent as always. R&L"
Oct 12, 2016
Jonathan Wolfman commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"This one, too!"
Oct 12, 2016
Phibby Venable commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"Thank you so much, Zanelle, I love morning..."
Oct 12, 2016
Zanelle commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Waiting For Full Light
"I love the crack of dawn.  Reading this many times.  Thank you."
Oct 12, 2016
Phibby Venable commented on Phibby Venable's blog post Fledgling
"Thank you, Anna. It is much the same with me, sometimes beauty, sometimes not - My sister takes the giant heads of her sunflowers at the end & places them on her porch railing for the birds. The flowers give everything."
Oct 12, 2016

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Phibby Venable's work has been published in 2River, Poetrybay, Southern Ocean Review, Sow's Ear, Voices, the Appalachian Journal and various other national & international magazines. Two chapbooks: On White Top, published by Poetrybay, George Wallace, editor, and Indian Wind Song by People Inc. The proceeds of Indian Wind Song were used to help low income Appalachian families with indoor plumbing and home repairs. Venable won the Virginia Water Project Award, and was nominated for the governor’s award for Volunteer Excellence. She is active in animal rescue. She was nominated by Goldfish Press for the Pushcart Prize in 2009, and in 2010 by Quill and Parchment Press. Her four poetry books include: Blue Cold Morning, Blue Water Poems,There Is A White Girl, & Blue Cold Morning – First Collection Of Poems. Her work appears in several anthologies: The Kaleidoscope Chronicles Poetry in Three Voices by Phibby Venable, Emily Burns, Sel Whiteley In Our Own Words, by Marlow Peerse Weaver The Battered Suitcase, May 2009 and Travelin’ Music, A Poetic Tribute to Woody Guthrie, Dorothy Alexander, editor.
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Phibby Venable's Blog

Waiting For Full Light

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 2:23am 10 Comments

Nothing but valley lights in the black -

but it is morning by the clock, and the rain

clouds gather their power in the dark

One lone strip of highway winding, and…

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Fledgling

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 4:12am 11 Comments

Always a number of things to keep

on the tips of my fingers

Fledgling being number one...

In this reckless place

I keep a clear window

with a miraculous view

Most days I see my reflection

Friendly and flying around

the rivers of this room --

the red foxes and the brown…

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Two Poems

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 1:53pm 8 Comments

  1. autumn lilies

    the way we slip into one another's lives with an aside

    our notes left on the side table, still warm with old wounds

    some beauty is blue, but there is a brilliant golden hue...

    that swells behind our tracing clouds

    we leave a mark, playful or cold

    there is a certain gratitude, when someone loves us,

    good or ill,…
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As Time Passes

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 8:11pm 6 Comments



As time passes, and all that I thought valuable leaves me,

stone borders waste and fade as I fold my expectations

into fog and put them away

I move toward music, and…

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At 8:46pm on March 30, 2016, The Songbird said…

Much melancholy in your work, also wisdom.  May you use it wisely.  

At 9:55am on March 13, 2016, The Songbird said…

Welcome, Miss Venable of Virginia, I am most pleased to meet you!  I very much like the work you've shared, your delightful resume of endeavors, and of course - the lovely mystique of your name.  Your aim feels true and insightful, and I look forward to knowing you more.  

At 8:59pm on March 11, 2016, Jonathan Wolfman said…

WELCOME, PHILBY!

I want to air your poem on my program.

JW

At 8:30pm on March 11, 2016, JMac1949 Today said…

Welcome always good to read new poetry.

At 6:34pm on March 11, 2016, marilyn sands said…

Welcome Phibby!  Looking forward to reading you.

 
 
 

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