Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Time Alone

  ~~~~~ Are we contemplating our days of future past? Do we think anyone will remember us at last? Study us, analyze where, when, why we ended, discover how we died, greatness we pretended. Will they applaud us as the sun, moon and stars. view us like the finest horses, fastest race cars? Discard us […]

As I Fall Behind

~~~~~ In the light of the sunset,I saw the eyes of truth.Though they showed the debtI accrued in youth. They left me smiling, just the same. In the glory of the dawn,I heard the voice of all creation,saw the raptor and the fawn.I lived in their reflection, Laughed at everyone and myself. In the heat […]

Not So Fast

~~~~~ Thoughts on Western Art & Culture “Just wait. Not so fast,” she said.“Yours isn’t the only point of view.Most of those you tout are dead.So why should we listen to you?” “Your folks are surely worthwhile.They’re not the only who’re great.We evolves in time and in style.And not all are or should be late.” […]

Size Matters

~~~~~ It’s not the size of the brain in the thought. It is the size of the thought in the brain. ~~~~~ People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings at: Brent Harris Fine Art […]

Answer to an Unasked Question

  ~~~~~ Answer to an Unasked Question Passionate Pacific, my daily inspiration: sunlight, sand and surf..Murmured messages wash on shore, chased by crashing wavesWarm strand, moonlit, twinkling on the swells, reflecting earth.Wind, water, weather form transient art, nothing the sea saves. Humbled, vastness of ocean, rolling horizon beyond our views. This and more as well […]

Three Letter Folk

~~~~~ We have absolutely no idea how our world will change Despite those who have wild hairs of how to rearrange. Someone may push a button, start the last of our wars. Perhaps, we finally see the dream of having flying cars. What of the three-letter agencies hidden in plain sight, Who tell us they […]

And Beyond

Glowing Moon ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ If I could build a city on the moon Would it be best to hire workers who know? Earth’s cities built by those arrived too soon. Claimed land by the lake where I hear the loon. Divert to my crops; I control the flow. If I could build […]

Will Teach Us to be Wise

When Air Becomes Breath ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ I find treasures on the beach all the time. They inform me, tell me about myself, in how and what they cause me to remember, where I stood and what I was doing. That first shell, sea glass, sand dollar, calls to mind other beaches. The […]

Not a Race

Memento Mori ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ When no joy of faith or belief sustains,While our crazy world carries on apace,Despite hymns or verse, I sing or retain,I rarely see more than my same old face. If each instant, choice makes a new lane,Is there a second I’d choose to replace?If each spawns the new, […]

Nowhere and Everywhere

~~~~~ According to some beliefs, I knew I would end up here Long before I was born. Despite all the paths I take, Each one leads to this instant. Nowhere and everywhere I belong. ~~~~~ People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment Unite the […]