~~~~~ While on a recent idyll, a most pleasant meander, I stopped a while to chat with a fiery salamander. He dimmed his flames, we talked of rain and wind And all the little embers his sisters meant to send. He sent me then down the path to see a mighty oak, Said she was […]

~~~~~ Watching any two people, like you, uncertain and alone, As they meet upon your street, to stroll along and converse. In time, they court, the formal dance, they smile and sigh, Till laughing, flushed, happy and out of breath, they sit. Talking heart-to-heart leads to dialogue, to harmony, to love, Opening, joining, sharing fear, […]

~~~~~ What if you could create anything, paint like the greatest artist ever seen, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gentileschi, Rousseau, Magritte, Cassatt, Ditko, Kane? No doubt, I haven’t named your favorite, your one and only most fine. The list is so long, I could fill up every notebook that I have ever owned. Then I could […]

~~~~~ I see the sea going on forever Obsessively pawing the shore. Know it, of course is Luna-sea Despite how near or how far. We respond because we must; To refuse beyond our powers. We will linger until we’re dust Over the space of a few hours Will we see space and time one? We […]

Farewell – A First World Lament Philias the Lesser ~~~~~ Farewell to our freedom; It is no longer for sale. It was sold for a pittance, Don’t bother to weep and wail. Like all living creatures, Our estates rise, and they fall. We say it’s not our fault, at all. Farewell to our homes, And […]

~~~~~ On this hurly-burly morning, In the smoggy, smoggy spew, We all coughed our lungs out, So, we know that you will, too. VOTE, November 3, 2020! ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris Fine Art Philip […]

~~~~~ I originally posted a version of this before the election in 2016. It still contains links to articles and op-eds from 2016, which I felt were still on-the-mark, I have revised it to make it more relevant for the strange world we live in in 2020. Anyone who lived through the Great Depression, World […]

~~~~~ I look around the room where sit and See memories, touchstones to the past. Reminders of the present time, of love For those who make the view special, Who share the view and make it richer. Some who have gone; I’ve never met Them, yet they helped to form people I love. Although we […]

~~~~~ He ran rapidly past me Gone without a trace I went slow and steady When’s the race? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris Fine […]

~~~~~ When did we decide imaginary lines Are more important than reality? Not only arbitrary boundaries of nations But also the labels of gender, color, home, Religion, class, and any other distinction. What if we thought of everyone, Each of us as people and nothing more? I understand there will be differences. Some will be […]