William Carlos Williams’ Thursday   Leave a comment

Friday, the day after Thursday. What is thinking without dreaming? — kenne

Frank Hudson

How many poems celebrate the poet’s dream, or dreams? This one doesn’t.

It’s fair to say that American poet William Carlos Williams had a curmudgeonly streak. In this poem from his 1921 collection Sour Grapes  he holds the line for the style that early Modernists had championed to break free from the poetic fancies that preceded them. By the 1920s the Modernists were moving on to new things, and it’s safe to say that many of them had developed new fancies. Indeed, in three-years-time the first Surrealist Manifesto would be published. The Surrealists went further than our usual sentiments about the value of an individual’s personal dream presented in the context of following one’s dream with the idea that it would integrate into our plans for work or a place in society. The Surrealists didn’t want to domesticate one’s dreams to society, they wanted to bring the full wildness…

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Posted January 22, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Sunday Afternoon At Gruene Hall   1 comment

Sunday Afternoon At Gruene Hall — Photo-Artistry by kenne

‘The Place’ 

Gruene Hall took on the mantel 
‘Texas’s Oldest Dance Hall’
after Hurricane Katina destroyed
the Double Bayou Dance Hall in 2007

locally called ‘The Place’ for 65 years —
there was blues in this place
music by the people for the poor
served up with beer and bar-b-q

— kenne

Double Bayou Dance Hall (‘The Place’)

Remembering The Dead   Leave a comment

Remembering The Dead from COVID-19 — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
         No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
         In ancient days by emperor and clown:
Perhaps the self-same song that found a path
         Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home,
                She stood in tears amid the alien corn;
                        The same that oft-times hath
         Charm’d magic casements, opening on the foam
                Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.
 
— from Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats

“Who’s Yellen Now?”   1 comment

Janet Yellen — Source: Getty Images

This is way too much!
This is way too good!

Biden: Yellen needs a “Hamilton” musical. Dessa: Here you go.

Call Of The Raven   2 comments

Call of The Raven — Photo-Artistry by kenne

call of the raven
on a cloudy dreary day
darkness will soon fall

— kenne

Posted January 21, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Sherman — Come Away In   Leave a comment

Houston Blues Legend, Sherman Roberson — Image by kenne

Don’t tell me The Blues is not a feeling!

Nogales Art Wall   Leave a comment

Nogales Art Wall — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A Special for You

Bright colors for sell
Cheap art hinging from the wall
Tourists walk on by

“I give you good deal”
A voice from behind the wall
“A special for you”

— kenne

Posted January 20, 2021 by kenneturner in Information, Photo-Artistry, Poetry

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Bull Riding   1 comment

Bull Riding — Image by kenne

This bull means business
Not an artificial ride
An all-business dude

— kenne

Tracks In The Snow   Leave a comment

Tracks In The Snow — Image by Katie Turner Bailey

Delicate frigid flakes layer and repeat
As tracks trace a path of adventurous feet
Soon to be melted by warming rays…
Fading away with winter’s dreary days

— Theresa Ann Moore

Tumacácori National Historical Park   1 comment

Tumacácori National Historical Park — Images by kenne (Click On Any Image To See Slide Show.)

“Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal,
for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone,
and yet it exists forever….” 

– Alan Watts

MLK Day, 2012   Leave a comment

“If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Becoming is Superior to Being

Image by kenne

On this day of remembrance for a very special American, I share with you a piece written by a former journalist and posted on his blog, Kiko’s House — http://kikoshouse.blogspot.com/2010/01/never-ending-struggle-for-civil-rights.html

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Posted January 18, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Peloncillo Mountains   1 comment

Doubtful Pass In The Peloncillo Mountains — Image by kenne

The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.

— Susan Sontag

 

Mockingbird In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Mockingbird--72.jpgMockingbird In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Good morning talking bird
On this winter blue-sky day

Thanks for being there 
To greet another day

To welcome visitors
In our beauty canyon.

— kenne

Posted January 18, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

A Bridal Feather, Egret   1 comment

Another sign of spring is coming in certain regions of our country. — kenne

TPJphoto.net

Up north the sight of a Robin meant spring was coming. Here it’s the ‘bridal feathers’ of the Great Egret.

This guy is really getting himself ready a bit early, but I’ll take it.

A Bridal Feather, Egret A Bridal Feather, Egret

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Posted January 17, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Checker White Butterfly   1 comment

Checker White Butterfly — Image by kenne

One Day Butterfly

Aren’t we all one-day butterflies,
not aware of time.
Searching for partners or honey
until Death kisses us.
Then in his arms, tenderly rocked,
waiting for a new chance
to fly away again
and join the dance
of the one-day butterfly

— Mary Emily Bradley

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