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Collected Poems - Noon Out of Nowhere
The entire collection of about 300 poems on
topics ranging from "Animals" to "Whimsy" gives much attention to
inspirational, philosophical, and psychological takes on everyday
(and not-so-everyday) happenings.
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This page offers a different original quip
every day for those who like to laugh or think--or both. The
ponderables of the previous two days are also shown, with a link
to the past 30
days' offerings. A "Click Until Tired" button displays extra
ponderables randomly from a year's supply of 366. Today's moon and its phase are shown.
In some of these offerings the writing preceded
the photos, while in others the photos led to the writing. Each
of these presentations is put together in the form of a slide
show with photos and text. Arrow buttons allow you to move
forward or backward. Photography was captured by Alan Harris with
a digital camera.
This collection of combined pairs of photos
offers 12 novel views of familiar scenes. Some of these will seem
odd, some humorous, and a few surreal. From the index page you can
click on any miniature photo to see a large version of that
photo. Photo pairs were combined using the layering feature of
Paint Shop Pro. (Photography by Alan
This series of 37 poems on love, friendship,
and their complications is set up as if you were turning pages in
a book. Included are poems on such topics as flirtation, maternal
love, romance, compatibility, parting, heartbreak, marriage,
control, love for humanity, spiritual love, and more. A symbolic
photograph accompanies each of the poems.
Things go wrong. We suffer. Misfortune can
cripple our bodies, frazzle our emotions, or fog our intellects.
At times like these, empathy and support from others can be not
only a comfort but a stimulus toward healing. 36 poems with
photos. Please don't expect lightness and humor in these poems.
They don't cajole, but they do invite serious
The ten short stories here vary widely in style
and content, but all contain humor, either obvious or wry. Among
the essays are Where Is
Love? and Suicide and the Agony of Separateness. These twenty
essays explore the joys and perplexities of a life we hardly
understand, however much we may know. Be prepared for the
Subtitled "Literary Journeys through the Center," Heartplace, co-edited by Mary Lambert and Alan Harris, publishes unusual works of enduring literary
value from authors writing of awakenings and meaningful insights.
Containing poetry, essays, and short stories, this subsite offers nearly 300 literary works submitted by 43 authors from many countries.
Co-edited by Lucille Younger, Mary Lambert, and Alan Harris, this subsite serves as a publishing
outlet for fine literary work deserving of worldwide readership.
Forty-one authors from many different countries have contributed
over 300 poems, short stories, and essays to make this a truly
The poems, humor, and pathos here are
out-of-the-ordinary probings into the spirit of this potent
holiday season. You may feel the season in the near-silence of
snow falling on snow, in the despair at having lost a loved one,
or in the quiet majesty of a manger scene. Catch the
tongue-in-cheek Christmas FAQ and the Scrooge
If you enjoy the spoken word, here are many
poems written by Alan Harris and given voice by Paul Meier, Brian
Harris, or Alan Harris. Playback formats are RealAudio, wave, WMA, or MP3. Currently there are a total of 95 oral readings from which
to select. Text is provided for each audio
This photographic poem offers, in words and
pictures, suggestions of angelic presences at sunset. It is one
of seven photographic poems and essays offered in the Gallery, all of which
combine poetic language with the extra dimensions of meaning made
possible by photography. (Photography by Alan Harris)