Category Music

Within a Woodland

~~~~~ I fell into a dream within a woodlandunaware of who I was or where I lay.I didn’t know, was I awake or sleeping?I felt protected, like floating on a cloud.I gave myself to soft slumber’s keeping;my heart then slowed, my head bowed. I might learn, if I thought it mattered.Fairies, I espy, sipping with […]

Note by Note

~~~~~ What dance is this, if I may ask?Is it too capricious to explain?Yet, danced once, it’s easy to learn.Knowing now, I hasten to proclaim.Dance me the stars, the bottom of the sea.Metaphor cannot contain what this means to me.Take my hand and I will guide you step-by step.Everywhen, we shall always have laughed and […]

Book Lice and Mice

Where Air Becomes Breath ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Would I write something brilliant if I could write as well as I think? Would it register, matter to anyone or be hidden in the halls of history? Might an unknown future scholar discover how a cryptic poet sings? Show the words better soul’s food than […]

Simple Things

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ When did we waste the reality of simple things? Where watching the wonder of a far horizon is like listening to the voice when an angel sings? Nothing religious or mystic found around here. No less magical is the sound of a human voice. Why did we sacrificed […]

Music Follows Me

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I could not stand to dance the Tango. Meaning to climb to my feet and bow. Strike the classic starting pose, begin. Whirling round the floor, my partner’s red skirts flaring and falling in a dance they alone know, pace and the rhythms. My partner and I both […]

The Glory We Have Seen

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ How terribly strange to be 70. Paul Simon Not strange to have reached this lofty age, but more the wonder of how did I get here. Riding past the Pacific ocean without the burden of driving, I watch the blue of salt water change color in lingering day. […]

Awake Refreshed

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Reflections on Brass Ensemble You, come blow your horn. Notes shine bright and brassy. Please don’t leave us gassy. Awake refreshed in the morn. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings at: […]

I Often Wonder

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth Water Feature ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Remember your problem or anyone else’s may be opportunity another person awaited. Shown in many films when the understudy, second fiddle steps in at the very last minute stars, and performs absolutely magnificently. Not what we hope but should, when replaced. While […]

Phrygian Resolve

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! A House Divided ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~   Given enough, would we live differently? Enough what time money ambition talent? The answer may be different for each person. But suppose it was in our power to grant such a boon to every person. Would we? What if it […]

Sixth Extinction Blues

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Here’s Looking at You ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Humans are nature and nature is them. We’re near closure. Will we spin again? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings at: Philip Brent […]