Phillip Erb

Rookie - 0 Points [Jacob Thorn] (August 15,1982 / Louisville, Ky.)

Phillip Erb Poems

41. Nighty Dispute 6/22/2007
42. 31 Cents 6/22/2007
43. By Hare's Breath 6/22/2007
44. Envelope 6/22/2007
45. Fishing 6/22/2007
46. Unspoken 6/22/2007
47. Dreams, Visions 6/22/2007
48. Black Oak 6/22/2007
49. Return To Sender 9/20/2007
50. Cigarette Shade 9/20/2007
51. The Steeple Guard 9/20/2007
52. Pillbox Dream 9/20/2007
53. Arse Poetica Pro Novus Aevum 7/19/2008
54. Bluegrass Dawn 7/21/2008
55. Fall 7/21/2008
56. Graduation 7/21/2008
57. Dear, 7/21/2008
58. October 7/21/2008
59. Prism 7/21/2008
60. Purge 7/21/2008
61. Sinking The Angela Marie 7/21/2008
62. Toys In The Attic 11/24/2008
63. Feather In My Pocket 4/11/2009
64. When The Jays Fly Away 4/11/2009
65. Waiting On Winter 6/22/2007
66. Some 10,000 Days 9/20/2007
67. Entrepreneurs’ Dream 4/11/2009
68. Fortitude 7/21/2008

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Best Poem of Phillip Erb


Sky spread thin and sleep hides again
Its vague and fleeting face
“Sleep, ” I call her aloud but there is nothing
Crouched behind black oak trees but my echo
“Sleep, ” I call again, frustrated and hot,
My thirst grows, I drink and swallow, swallow
What manner of mean drink leaves me thirstier than we met?

As the winds change
Over time comes rain
Above all the clouds
I sky looks the same

It’s easy to kill the pain
If sleeping could last night and day
And butterflies it brings to me could stay
So this head of mine would not spin and ...

Read the full of Fortitude


Like a king about to address his people,
I look down at the world from my balcony
as she stares back boldfaced at me.
A blue lawn chair throne is my royal seat,
when I’m resting here my shoulders brush
with prophets and peasants, saints and sinners
The smell of water fills the air,
electricity arcs from the ground,
stretching gnarly fingers to the clouds,

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