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Green   Leave a comment

Sweetwater Green Algee-Edit-3-art-72.jpgGreen — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Green is the colour of her kind
Quickness of the eye
Deceives the mind
Envy is the bond between
The hopefull and the damned.

— from Green is the Colour, by Pink Floyd

Twisted Pair   1 comment

BoliviaBrown Darner Dragonfly (Sweetwater Wetlands) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

TWISTER PAIR

Dragonflies abound
in the desert wetlands,
often landing
on cattail blades,
captured by photographers
painted by painters
for sale in shops named
“Cattails and Dragonflies.”

One of life’s
enticing combos,
inspiring poets
and mythmakers
over the relationship
existing by the water
as if it were
an unbreakable bond.

What then of
the dragonfly that
rests its two pair
on a fence
of twisted pair
that separates
the desert from
desert wetlands.

Was this a case
of mistaken identity?
Not likely, with eyes
of a hundred lenses,
so was it a
one-night stand,
brief act infidelity,
or a “middle-age crisis?

  — kenne

River Of Memories   Leave a comment

River of Memories-Art-72.jpgRiver of Memories — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Rough and red — the River,
Sometimes bleak and alone,
Not even another lone raft.
Long pole in hand touching bottom
Following the current over rocks
Steering clear of big boulders
Followed by silent moments — 
Spirits enlighten of itself.

— kenne

Whimsical Butterfly Art   2 comments

Southern California September 2012Whimsical Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

There’s a naked butterfly
With black and yellow wings
On a yellow body attracted to
Hidden wonders when rain
Washes away desert dust
Letting the world change —
I’m happy to watch the wind.

— kenne

Pieces of La Paz   3 comments

La Paz Street Scene-9-art-72.jpgPieces of La Paz, Bolivia — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Pieces of La Paz
Found walking the market streets
Forever with me.

— kenne

Posted September 2, 2019 by kenneturner in Art, Bolivia, Information, La Paz, Photo-Artistry, Poetry

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“Chola,” Yes Yes!   Leave a comment

Cholitas Woman III-Edit-3-art-72.jpg“Chola, Yes Yes!” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

For many years the indigenous Aymara and Quechua women (cholitas), who can be easily identified by their distinctive, elegant outfits, were refused entry to certain restaurants, taxis, public buses and city plazas. The women were told, “Chola, no no!” But, not any longer. In the standard dress of a heavy multi-layered skirt with petticoats, long shawl, precariously perched bowler hat, jewelry and little flat pumps they are now common in the streets of La Paz.

Since the beginning of this century, a gradual rise of grassroots movements rural peasant groups in Bolivia culminated in the 2005 election of the country’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who has been credited with the country’s ongoing transformation.

— kenne

Cholitas Woman Painting   Leave a comment

BoliviaCholitas Woman — Photo-Artistry by kenne

It was only a couple of decades ago Bolivia’s “cholitas” were stereotyped and
discriminated against, now riding the crest of a resurgence that has seen them
transform from being “maids of the middle classes” to having real clout in the
economic, political and fashion worlds.

— kenne

 

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