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Black Swallowtail Photo Essay– Signs of Spring   Leave a comment

Black Swallowtail Photo Essay– Signs of Spring by kenne (Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ, February 24, 2018) 

Desert springtime, with flowers popping up all over the place, trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains. Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring, sleeping under the new moon and the old stars. At dawn and at evening we hear the coyotes howling with excitement—mating season.

— Edward Abbey

Queen Butterfly   Leave a comment

butterflies-half-moon-8825-blog IIQueen Butterfly — Image by kenne

Queen Butterfly

In his frenzy to use
what I am to refuse
from a belly-puff he strews
fine power on my joins
which, filtering inside, coins
a splendor more eye-bugged than the three
deaths I have died had ever given me:
sweller than digestion, flitter than wings
or witting as selves all glitterings
in the coloured perfumes of panoply –
while the liquid rings
he is threading bend
his body at my breeding end.

— Les Murray

Another Painted Lady   Leave a comment

NogalesAnother Painted Lady — Image by kenne

 

A Passing Butterfly   Leave a comment

Painted Lady-0414 blog IIPainted Lady Butterfly — Image by kenne

I gently rub
my beard
in deep thought
distracted only
by an occasional
butterfly
passing by
in the middle
of the day.

I savor
the moment
rubbing 
white whiskers
navigating through
mind droppings
reaching out
to catch 
a falling star.

The desert sky
bluer than the 
bluest of blues
a backdrop to
sun-scalded red
creating visuals
turning to words
honed by the soul
itching to be scratched.

— kenne

American Snout Butterfly   1 comment

American Snout-0420 blogAmerican Snout Butterfly — Image by kenne

American politics causes me to look away,
to look away to nature for other images 
to cradle my shaken emotions, 
images that help awaken the shared
suffering of broken hearts, which have 
become symbolic victims of our times as we
seek the rapture associated with being alive.

— kenne

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself
again and again.

— Joseph Campbell

A Message Through My Fingers   1 comment

Mexican Yellow-0423 Grunge Art blogMexican Yellow Butterfly — Grunge Art by kenne

I look to you
keyboard
to say something to me
to bring me some intuitive wisdom
to console me, construct me,
converge me
to send me a message through my fingers
and your page
to reveal something
I wish I already knew.

— from “something” by Carmen Tafolla

Indigo Blue, Revisited   3 comments

Indigo Blue (First Posted September 2012) — Image by kenne

Indigo Blue

I paint you

pixie green

in a background

of indigo blue

as you kiss

the last red

and yellow

bird of paradise

blossoms

as the contrasting

colors

of late summer

soothe the soul.

— kenne

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