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For these things I am . . .   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAggression — Image by kenne
(This image and poem were first posted, December 2007 on my Yahoo 360 blog, which no longer exists.)

. . . guilty.

Embracing reason
Sharing time
Finding reality
Existing in space
For these things I am . . .

Loving the underdog
Catching the moment
Believing others’ lies
Crying alone
For these things I am . . .

Watching sunsets
Experiencing truth
Awakening before dawn
Catching the light
For these things I am . . .

Taking things apart
Looking for curves
Believing in art
Believing in you
For these things I am . . .

Caring about life
Climbing trees
Walking in pastures
Keeping stray dogs
For these things I am . . .

Believing in Hobbits
Flying the redeye
Losing my head
Expressing anger
For these things I am . . .

Sharing expectations
Learning from asking
Solving problems
Admiring thought
For these things I am . . .

Talking to plants
Understanding cats
Swimming nude
Experiencing love
For these things I am . . .

Improvising life
Rejecting suppression
Questioning rules
Asking, “Why?”
For these things I am . . .

Making mistakes
Forgiving myself
Taking offense
Forgiving others
For these things I am . . .

Listening in silence
Always learning
Making things happen
Giving respect
For these things I am . . .

Being timid
Becoming self-assured
Being assertive
Being misunderstood
For these things I am . . .

Feeling the Blues
Embracing imagination
Overcoming mediocrity
Expressing gratitude
For these things I am . . .

Assessing existence
Separating the noise
Being in love
Going crazy
For these things I am . . . guilty.

— kenne

Posted January 16, 2018 by kenneturner in Abstract Art, Information, Philosophy, Poetry

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MLK Day, 2010   4 comments

I posted this in 2010, and I still sense a real disconnect — We remain a racist society. — kenne

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

Sadly, we continue to suffer a disease that causes many to humanize people of color. Have you noticed how the mainstream media has been so much more willing to show the horrific images from Haiti that normally are not shown, or at least prefaced by a warning that the images you are about to see may be disturbing? Is it because of the color of their skin?

The media tends to sterilize images as part of reporting on man-made or natural disasters when the images contain white people, versus people of color. I sense a real disconnect. We remain a racist society.

kenne

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Posted January 15, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

Poolside In Tucson   3 comments

Poolside blog IIPoolside, January 15th — Computer Art by kenne

Poolside

sun and blue sky
sunscreen and music
seaweed hat and hot tub
birthday 77 — thankful
more sunscreen
alone, why
existential moment
searching for clarity
becoming entangled
more sunscreen
music plays on
time present
time past
now, conditions
timeless moments
caught in limitation
being and un-being
feeling easy
cause for wonder
sudden shift in
sunlight
more sunscreen

— kenne

Phainopepla   Leave a comment

Phainopepla-0827 blogPhainopepla In Sabino Canyon (January 1, 2018) — Image by kenne

These birds like high perches so as to be seen and check out their territory.
Or, is it they just like being seen. You take one position and I will take the other.

— kenne

 

A Song of Silence   Leave a comment

Mean Gene KeltonA Song of Silence — Mean Gene Kelton Computer Art by kenne

A Song of Silence

Music is
what enables you
in your work,
soothes you
when you rest
reminds you
of images past
of dreams yet fulfilled.
It is not the words,
nor the beat,
nor the instruments,
nor the relationships.
It is the rhythm
of the moments,
composed by
the silence between.

— kenne

Desert Abstract Art   Leave a comment

kk_rienDesert Abstract Art — Image by kenne

Ideas Bloom Where Planted

Yet not the first,
planting ideas
generates a new beginning
forming the orientation
of the next
creating a path
for others to follow.

— kenne

Cactus Wren   3 comments

Sabino Canyon Walk 11-18-15-9755 Cactus Wren blogCactus Wren — Image by kenne

A fun bird to watch
In the Sonoran desert — 
Hear the starter noise?

— kenne

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