“All I Need” by Kyp Harness






Well they came and shut me down

On a bright and sunny day

I was tryin’ to walk a tightrope

They took the tightrope away


So I turned up my collar and I turned to the East

And shook that dust right off my shoes

Funny when you take everything away from someone

They start actin’ like they got nothin’ to lose


All I need is your love

All I need is your love

All I need is your love

To get through


Never been in with the in crowd

Never knew what the special code was for

I never got the secret handshake

Never got in on the ground floor


All I need is your love

All I need is your love

All I need is your love

To know what for


Ain’t goin’ back down to the village

Ain’t nothin’ left there worth pursuin’

And anything that has to be done by today

Well, to me just ain’t worth doin’


Swarms of sparrows in the sunset

Swoopin’ and flyin’ through the sky

I could walk from here to forever

And never match what’s right before my eyes


All I need is your love

All I need is your love

All I need is your love

To get by



© 2016 by Kyp Harness

Diane Barbarash interview about River – Songs from the poetry of Allison Grayhurst – Part 1


River – songs from the poetry of Allison Grayhurst







I can see the sun – video



Published in “Poetry Life & Times” January 2017






Published in “Duane’s PoeTree” September 2016

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Reading poem The Aging Artist – posted by Literature Today

Reading and Interview from TV Show – Motions in Poetry (1995)



Reading of my poem “elegy of this day being”


To see the reading of my poem “elegy of this day being”  please go to 6:50 on the video below.

It was read by another poet as part of Parabola Magazine’s poetry reading at New York City’s Orchard House Cafe, February 3, 2012.



Below is the link to the written poem and my reading of it: