This page has the purpose of expressing our dedication to the High Ideals of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the appreciation of the Brotherhood through poetic and creative word. In the summer of 2009, it was decided to promote the writing of poetry about the Fraternity by the Brothers in Alabama. Phi Beta Sigma has a rich legacy of members who contributed poetry, including Brother James Weldon Johnson, Brother Cornelius V. Troup, and Brother Elbert P. Green of Tuskegee, AL. We want the legacy to continue, and we want for Brothers to experience the binding of heart, mind, and soul with the inspiring Principles that our Founders felt deeply about. In the future, this site will offer you some poetry about the Sigma Experience written by our Sigma Brothers in Alabama.
Excerpt from the Crescent Chant
"To serve thee e'ver in joy or pain,
In sorrow or in strife.
We'll still proclaim, in loud refrain,
Phi Beta is the Life!"
WHAT IS A HAIKU?
A Haiku is a form of poetry that occurs in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras (syllables), respectively.