Conversation 26: THE DAILY HAIKU INTERVIEWS: Stan Phillips

My name is Stan Phillips, an 82 year old Londoner who was drawn to Ireland by late flowering love. I am an enthusiastic liver of life who is still trying to work out what I want to be when I grow up. I’ve been a businessman (failed) a fortune teller and writer of horoscopes. A counsellor and psychotherapist. As well as other things for which there is no space here.

I’ve published two books over the last ten years, and have spent the last 18 months writing three novels which I hope to release onto an unsuspecting world in 2021.

I love writing poetry, and haiku in particular. I am inspired to write by many things.

A random word, a cloud, a dream, a memory, an aroma floating on the breeze. So many things create haiku which for me are snapshots of my world expressed in 17 syllables (sometimes approximate) I rarely use images because Iike the words to create their own image.

Really enjoy the group, all the like minded nutters around the world who share my lonesome passion. Funny, wise, philosophical, and profound people I am privileged to share this space with.

I don’t have two favourite haiku. But these two reflect my thoughts.

 

As small waters are! 

Lost in oceans, so our poems

Vanish in the stars.

 

Transient glory. 

The falling leaves of Autumn

Springs cherry blossom.

18 Comments on “Conversation 26: THE DAILY HAIKU INTERVIEWS: Stan Phillips”

  1. Lovely to read your interview, Stan, and always a pleasure to read your poetry. I hope I know myself as well as you when I grow up! From one like-minded nutter to another 🌺

  2. Failure in business
    Successful in words and love
    And things that matter

    (Dedicated to Stan Phillips – Stan the man)

  3. I like the thought of our poems and words being fleeting, absorbed back into the universe. Great to hear your interview Stan, painting a broad picture of your life and philosophies

  4. Enjoyed reading your interview Stan. Lovely to know a bit more about you and where you find inspiration….
    Ps. You are a great example of that truth: It’s never too late to find love 💕

  5. I enjoyed your interview Stan and I look forward to your haiku and other poetry. I love your sense of humour. I am also one of the ‘nutters’ who share your passion for haiku.
    I think you are blessed if you find love, at whatever stage of your life, there is hope for me yet! Lol 😁

  6. A lovely pair of haiku, Stan. And totally Phillipsine! If you reach the stars before I do, hope to see you there (and that there are some decent traditional pubs)

    🍺🍺

  7. I love being a like-minded nutter Stan and LOVE your engagement, haiku, presence and all round fabulousness in our crazy but oh socaring haiku family. Your creativity is boundless and your positivity a constant inspiration. You rock.

  8. Stan, Stan, I love you man! You ARE what poetry is to me. Honest without one ounce of ego. I hear your pledge to love and honor and kindness and yes, heartache. Your writing bares the soul and asks us to come in. You make it easy to fall into your stories and your wisdom about life. How wonderful you have found someone like Bernadette. I wouldn’t have expected you to settle for anyone less. She’s a gem! I look forward to reading your works everyday. I haven’t gone to read about Polly yet, but she’s suppose to meet me for lunch on Sunday.

  9. Thanks for this. The way you snap your world is inimitable Stan: sensitive, humorous, inspirational. Addictive. And your comments always full of human kindness. Wow! – can’t wait for Release of the Novels on an Unsuspecting World … bring it on !!! Everyone loves you.

  10. Thanks for this. The way you snap your world is inimitable Stan: sensitive, humorous, inspirational. Addictive. And your comments always full of human kindness. Wow! – can’t wait for Release of the Novels on an Unsuspecting World … bring it on !!! Everyone loves you.

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