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Bird Framed — A Snowbird in Tucson   Leave a comment

cedar waxwing-6-art -72Cedar Waxwing — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

from Dream Work by Mary Oliver 

 

 

What Is He Thinking?   1 comment

greater roadrunner-edit-1-art-edit-2-72Greater Roadrunner Photo-Artistry by kenne

What is he thinking
bobbing his tail
up and down
our curiosity shared
not knowing what
the other is thinking.

Conveying a cool air
with an eye on me
only a cocky tease
when his attention
is not me, but
a nearby lizard —

What was I thinking?

— kenne

 

Early Risers In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

checkered white-72Checkered White Butterfly on a Clearwater cryptantha Wildflower — Image by kenne

clearwater cryptantha-72Clearwater cryptantha Wildflower — Image by kenne

In this grass,
new to my world
miniature wildflowers
and butterflies pass
almost undetected.
Still, they play for a
legendary conductor
with them, life goes on.

— kenne

 

The Clouds Above   Leave a comment

CloudsThe Clouds Above — Image by kenne

Silence accepts their shape
Each a face in the sky
Changing as beams of light
Shine on their own truth.

— kenne

Raven Lovebirds On Christmas Eve   2 comments

RavensRaven Lovebirds On Christmas Eve — Photo-Artistry by kenne

two ravens in a tree
on Christmas Eve
showing affection
bobbing heads in
silent communication
when with a quick nod
one flies off signaling
the other to follow —
contemplate the void
suddenly my eyes blear.

— kenne

White-Lined Sphinx Moth   2 comments

White-lined Sphinx Moth-Edit-2-blogWhite-Lined Sphinx Moth — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I heard a poet answer
Aloud and cheerfully,
‘Say on, sweet Sphinx! thy dirges
Are pleasant songs to me.
Deep love lieth under
These pictures of time;
They fade in the light of
Their meaning sublime.

— from The Sphinx by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Study Bookshelf — “I cannot live without books.”   2 comments

Book Shelf-2-art-blog.jpgStudy Bookshelf — “I cannot live with books.” Photo-Artistry by kenne

Son of a reader
I grew up a non-reader
Just a “slow bloomer.”

A high achiever
Branded as low potential
In school early on.

As a survivor
Libraries became my home
Learning about self.

— kenne

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