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Summer of 2007   Leave a comment

Summer of 2007 — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Summer of 2007

Friends place on the lake

Hot-humid Texas day

Perfect halter-top weather

For my gypsy woman —

Imagine her nipples

You don’t have to think

Just let the passions flow

The odds are there to beat.

— kenne

Courtyard Door   Leave a comment

Courtyard Door — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Bright desert colors

So sharp in the clear air

Art in Old Pueblo.

— kenne

Hawk In Mesquite Tree   Leave a comment

Cooper’s Hawk in Mesquite Tree — Painting by kenne

“For those of us who portray wildlife . . . our decision to persist in our quest for excellence is almost always based
on a love affair,
a fascination with the creatures of our planet, and a need to share this feeling the best way we know how.”

— Bob Kuhn (Wildlife Artist, One of the Tucson 7)

Cat and Bird   1 comment

Cat and Bird by Paul Klee moma.org 

Predator

It takes only a minute
to bury a wren.
Two trowels full of dirt
and he’s in.

The cat as the threshold
sits longer in doubt
deciding whether
to stay in or go out.

— Billy Collins

Conversations   2 comments

Conversations — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Lovers
Learn from yesterday
Laugh about today, but
                     talk about
                     tomorrow

— John Boynton

Saguaro Sunrise   Leave a comment

Saguaro Sunrise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Saguaro stands tall

Stately as the sun rises

Desert royalty.

— kenne

Hummingbird Art   1 comment

Hummingbird Art by kenne

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” 

— Rumi

Moonflower   Leave a comment

Sacred Datura (Moonflower) Near Sabino Creek — Mixed Art by kenne

Sacred Datura

Also known as moonflower

Blooms late in the day.

— kenne

Destruction   7 comments

Destruction — Mixed Art by kenne

I have heard the sermons of the birds,
which many dismiss as totally absurd.
We need to listen so that all is not lost
otherwise, we will all pay the cost.

You know what I’m saying friend
lost time will not be found again.
We only have one blue earth
do nothing, the future will be a stillbirth.

— kenne

Transforming Vision   1 comment


Pablo Picasso. “The Old Guitarist,” Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

I

The man bent over his guitar,
A shearsman of sorts. The day was green.

They said, “You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are.”

The man replied, “Things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar.”

And they said then, “But play, you must,
A tune beyond us, yet ourselves,

A tune upon the blue guitar
Of things exactly as they are.”

II

I cannot bring a world quite round,
Although I patch it as I can.

I sing a hero’d head, large eye
And bearded bronze, but not a man,

Although I patch him as I can
And reach through him almost to man.

If to serenade almost to man
Is to miss, by that, things as they are,

Say that it is the serenade
Of a man that plays a blue guitar.

III

Ah, but to play man number one,
To drive the dagger in his heart,

To lay his brain upon the board
And pick the acrid colors out,

To nail his thought across the door,
Its wings spread wide to rain and snow,

To strike his living hi and ho,
To tick it, tock it, turn it true,

To bang it from a savage blue,
Jangling the metal of the strings…

— from Man With The Blue Guitar by Wallace Stevens
     Source: Transforming Vision; Writers On Art — Edward Hirsch

At peace in my memory   Leave a comment

An Artist Working With Glass — Photo-Artistry by kenne

At peace in my memory, heavenly body, circumference, boundary,
you cry on the shores of a horse’s eye.
. . . that never reaches the sea

But no one in the  darkness will be able to give you distances,
only sharpened limits: diamond future.
. . . that never reaches the sea.

While the people look for pillowed silences,
you pulsate forever, defined by your ring.
. . . that never reaches the sea.

— from Little Girl Drowned in the Well by Federico Garcia Lorca

Saguaro — Ink Stamp Art, A Visual Dichotomy   Leave a comment

Saguaro — Ink Stamp Art by kenne

 A genuine (true) dichotomy is a set of alternatives that are both mutually exclusive and jointly exhaustive.
A set of alternatives A and B are mutually exclusive if and only if no member of A is a member of B.
This image is a visual example of a genuine (true) dichotomy.

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Mixed Art   Leave a comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Mixed Art by kenne

If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied,
then forget it, now.
Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it.
Focus only on the moments
when you achieved what you desired,
and that strength will help you
to get what you want.

— Paulo Coelho

Optical Illusion — Revisited   Leave a comment

“Optical Illusion” — Abstract Art by kenne

Virtual Illusion

Saturday evening light
Flashback to yesteryears,
Listening to the radio
Reading to a musical background.

Pausing the reading,
Surfing radio frequencies
Listening to the words
Of one-note talk shows.

Turning the dial to the left
Searching for painted words
A spontaneous overflow
Streaming powerful feelings.

Hearing words of choice and form
Words expressing the unspoken
Evoking times past
With times present.

Connecting, but questioning,
Who is this poet?
Line after line
Words shared in time.

How could this be?
Do I know her?
Read her poetry?
Heard her read?

Who is she?
Continuing to listen
Who is she?
Words replaced by silence.

Listening carefully,
Who is she?
Loueva Smith –
That’s it, Loueva Smith!

Knowing her name,
Time to Google —
Generating 21 results
One, DoubleTake #13.

Now I know
A virtual illusion
Figment of imagination
Arising out of nothingness.

But, just maybe
She does exist
In the middle
Of nowhere else to go.

Searching through office shelves,
There it was, DoubleTake #13.
Found, but not lost,
Words “…she had learned to keep quiet.”

— kenne (2008)

Corner Shadows   Leave a comment

Corner Shadows — Photo-Artistry by kenne

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