Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Echoes, choes, oes, oes, oes

Crystal View Persuasion ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Echoes come from far away,another time and place.Even if we live there,it’s lost in the deeps of space.I have heard it said,the beginning of wisdom arriveswhen we know what we don’t know. What if we have heard this wrong?What we know is somethingwhich we must strive to […]

In Our Youth

Light in Darkness ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ We each bring our truest selves when we start, yet, we’re told we learn what we’ve forgotten. Driving so rapidly past our days and scenery, we grab a snapshot of whatever we can hold. Doing so, we must lose the whole, the essence of our experience, what […]

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 […]

Rolling the Die

On the Lookout ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Round and round a die tumbled and spun. Might it bring disaster or merely bring fun? Chances are, it’ll change with every throw. It is only rolling the die that we will know. Now, die, of course, may connote a death. Really, what do you think we […]

Here We Go

~~~~~ When the absurd makes sense and sense becomes absurd. Here we go. Here we go. Around the wheel again. We’ve been here before. Let’s continue to pretend a thing’s exactly what it is. While it is something else. Do you want water w/ fizz or a nasty beer gone flat? Do you have any […]

Comma Delimited

~~~~~ When I’ve said enough, I guess, I will have no need to wonder. I will have passed all the mess. I will exist, I hope, over yonder ~~~~~ 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 […]

Don’t You Know?

~~~~~ All our symbols of success and failure are much more than they might appear. Though they may not be what you think. Paper, metal bits, a conspirator’s wink. If you are rich, you believe I am wrong. All your wants, needs met, a happy song. If you are poor, you know that I’m right. […]

We Shall

~~~~~ In the deepest darkness where most folks don’t go, you will discover people not wearing any clothes. In the deepening darkness where most of us dwell, everyone’s willingly blind. No fire, yet still it is hell. Each lives with a view, whether it is day or night. Some fear the bright sun and others […]

The Giftie Gie Us

~~~~~ How then cannot we see our own true selves? The poet’s answer realized in our social media, where we act half fools and do naught by halves. Constantly connected, on Twitter to Wikipedia. Do we ever look in this mirror that we created? Join we this grand communion, or voyeurs only. And judging others […]

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 […]