Tag Archives: modern

As All

As All ~~~~~ Capture the cosmos Twinkling in a tyke’s eye, today From somewhere foreign Immersing us in infinity Religious, political refugee Swallowing us in silence Different, skin, class, orientation defined Strange, strained Altogether alien Fascinating but frightening So similar, still Dissimilar, diverse Exceptionally enigmatic Leaving us lost Besieged, bothered Tourists in transit Realize we […]

Love is All

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Love is All ~~ Ancient before time, impenetrable void waited. Crawled from its atomic shell; instantaneous illumination flared. Newborn this moment. A swirling figure moves, is every moment. Innocently wise, hopeful, in constant conflict. Cooperation in every interchange. Full of wonder, every […]

Beneath the Skin

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Beneath the Skin ~~ Music, dance, story, art All different languages Much more accessible Than any spoken words Tribes, families, identity Join us and divide us Wedges driven between People understanding Art, arts, expression However we describe it A wave, a hug, […]

Nor Does It

   ~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Nor Does It  ~ When every action taken, Word spoken, song sung, Picture painted or snapped Dance choreographed, performed Structure designed, built, Torn down, replaced, Left to nature, Music composed, Tale written, told, Every moment Remembered or lost, In deeps […]

Can You?

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Can You? Life might seem like endless chores Some say better than heavenly choirs You would have to live on love alone Unless endless singing a way to atone It is all made up, no matter your belief Can you find solace […]

Clinging

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Clinging Clinging like a barnacle To the hull of life’s ship Sailing a vast sea of stars Like fabled fishers three Past the clever old moon Who watches and laughs Galaxies, comets go by Rule our ship, we think While we franticly […]

Any Chosen Path

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Any Chosen Path Every fork and turn you find in the road Any chosen path which you might take May lead you to that fabled pot of gold Or lead you to a thirst you cannot slake. ……….. Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence […]

All Life

  Mixed Bag ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment Over sea and under sky Join me as we soar and fly Play among white, fluffy clouds Fall with the rain Earth’s liquid shroud Storm presages death, Death, where all life leads We never break […]

Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door

In 1883, Emma Lazarus, daughter of immigrant families, wrote a sonnet entitled “The New Colossus.” You almost certainly know part of it. It’s emblazoned on a plaque which now resides in the museum of the Statue of Liberty. Perhaps, unlike me, you knew the complete verse. I must admit to being surprised when I learned […]

Sign Language

Trumpery is Reality Our people must be one. Chaos must be won ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I saw a sign which read Be beautiful, be you I would turn it on its head Be you, be beautiful ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Philip Brent Digital Art Brent Harris Fine Art The Extra Mile […]