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Saguaro Sunrise   Leave a comment

saguaro sunrise-art-72Saguaro Sunrise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

standing alone
waving at the sun
moving high
for life

— kenne

Hiking The Pistol Hill Trail   1 comment

pistol hill hike-3-72Hiking The Pistol Hill Trail (January 11, 2019) — Panorama by kenne

Images by kenne

“A clear attentive mind
Has No meaning but that
Which sees is truly seen.”

— from Plute Creek by Gary Snyder

Pistol Hill Road   Leave a comment

Road to Trailheaad-2-72.jpgPistol Hill Road — Image by kenne

I’ve seen coyotes wondering by.
I’ve seen the sun hiding
Just over the ridge,
The morning shadows
Beginning to move
Across the rolling hills —
So peaceful, so quite.

— kenne

Hanging Art Work   Leave a comment

4th Avenue Street Fair Fall 2012Hanging Art Work — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Walking by the booth
Colorful spinning artwork
Just walking on by.

— kenne

December Snow On The Mountains   Leave a comment

december snow on the mountains-72December Snow On the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Snow arrives at night
Dusting the higher ridges
Gone by mid-morning.

— kenne

Tuscon Skyline   2 comments

MMM Hikers Tucson Mountains 01-14-13Tucson Skyline — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Tucson valley
Where blue skies cover the earth
Mountains on all sides.

— kenne

“Why I Hate Telling People I Teach English”   Leave a comment

On this Sunday morning, as I often do, I began the day by reading poetry. This morning I pulled Wendy Barker’s book of poetry, “Nothing Between Us” off the bookshelf. In 2009 I videoed her reading from her then-new book, as I did her reading, “Why I Hate Telling People I Teach English.” — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Wendy Barker & Emily BirthdayWendy Barker — Image and Video by kenne

“Why I Hate Telling People I Teach English,” is a new poem by Wendy Barker. I love this poem! But I feel obliged to point out that the nice thing about being able to answer the question, “What do you do for a living?” with “I teach English,” is not having to explain what it is you do after answering the question. I’ve had jobs that would generate a follow-up question, “So, what’s that?”, which directs the conversation into my answering a question that was not asked with the intention of getting an answer – it’s just “small talk.” It’s the small talk that gets to us, which is why most people should find Wendy’s poem entertaining as well as being very good prose poetry.


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Posted January 13, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

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