Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Be Not Afraid Our Time Will Come

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I witness many dead and dying trees with neither leaf nor bud in late May. What will happen when they finally fall as part of nature’s endless circle of life? Who will their carcasses feed, who ours? Yet, be not afraid our time will come. It’s the way […]

Simply Walk Away

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I wonder how we’re always so damn busy Now when we no longer work every day. Calls without ending, with doctors, friends and, most of all, telemarketers and scams. No warranties to extend now, in the future. We are current with all of our bills as well. The […]

With Jaded Eye

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I say hello and not goodbye, If I smile at you, will you try? Meet me in the middle, then Or at least, meet me halfway. No? It’ll be see you, not hello. I fear it won’t be swell. Show Me, I’m wrong to carp or cry Or […]

A Proposition

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ If a picture is worth a thousand words And words can change our hearts and minds Then art is necessary and cannot be absurd. Though some would say this of multiple kinds. Yet art, its movements appear in response To world events, are often ahead of the curve. […]

Who I am Today?

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I don’t know what I’ll write. And I don’t know who I’ll be. Will it be right for a bee? Words and sounds so heavy And so playful, depending… Words can play and words can dance. They plan. They sing and argue. At times, they wound. At times, […]

A Fragmented View

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Copper Tree ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Oh, the dead, dying Eucalypti. Wrong, maybe, does it apply? Alive on one side, the other not. How can this be, I have thought. Dead branches reach for living. Live reach away, unforgiving. Each always struggles to survive Felled with axes, cut […]

Is It Too Late?

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Divide and Conquer ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Another week of bad news With the greedy folks in charge, Telling us they did nothing Wrong. And for them, at least That is nothing but the truth. Because they don’t care About you or about me, although I have the […]

Never Went Away and 2021 Coda

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! You Talking to Me ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ It, it, the universal it Got up one morning And took a great big shit But shit’s designed To make things grow It had to happen Don’t you know And the world Grew and changed But the smell Never went […]

Carpe Hora

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ They know they are outnumbered ninety-nine to one. We, the larger number, say that nothing can be done. Is it something in the water, or perhaps in our food? Whatever it proves to be, it must be something good. Good for them, at least, but not for all […]

Wondering Why

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Looking at my art, trying to decide why views don’t become purchases, I realized something. I rarely include people in my art. I’ve known this, but it somehow became more starkly real. Frankly, I think the planet might be better off without us. I don’t know if this […]