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Snow On Prickly Pear Cactus   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear Cactus — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Winter hangs on
in the cold air
hugging its 
bare bones.

— kenne

Undoing the Ocotillo   1 comment

Ocotillo Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

men are coming inland to you
soon they will make you the last resort
for tourists who have
nowhere else to go
what will become of the coyote
with eyes of topaz
moving silently to his undoing
the ocotillo
flagellant of the wind
the deer climbing with dignity
further into the mountains

       what will become of those who cannot learn

the terrible knowledge of cities

— from “Requiem for Sonora” by Richard Shelton

Death In The Desert   2 comments

Death In The Desert — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Requien for Sonora”

1

a small child of a wind
stumbles toward me down the arroyo
lost and carrying no light
tearing its sleeves
on thorns of the palo verde
talking to itself
and to the dark shapes it touches
searching for what it has not lost
and will never find
searching
and lonelier
than even I can imagine

       the moon sleeps
with her head on the buttocks of a young hill
and you lie before me
under moonlight as if under water
oh my desert
the coolness of your face

2

men are coming inland to you
soon they will make you the last resort
for tourists who have
nowhere else to go
what will become of the coyote
with eyes of topaz
moving silently to his undoing
the ocotillo
flagellant of the wind
the deer climbing with dignity
further into the mountains
the huge delicate saguaro

       what will become of those who cannot learn
the terrible knowledge of cities

3

years ago I came to you as a stranger
and have never been worthy
to be called your lover or to speak your name
loveliest
most silent sanctuary
more fragile than forests
more beautiful than water

       I am older and uglier
and full of the knowledge
that I do not belong to beauty
and beauty does not belong to me
I have learned to accept
whatever men choose to give me
or whatever they choose to withhold
but oh my desert
yours is the only death I cannot bear

— Richard Shelton

Butterfly Art   Leave a comment

Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mariposa

Butterflies are white and blue
In this field we wander through.
Suffer me to take your hand.
Death comes in a day or two.

All the things we ever knew
Will be ashes in that hour,
Mark the transient butterfly,
How he hangs upon the flower.

Suffer me to take your hand.
Suffer me to cherish you
Till the dawn is in the sky.
Whether I be false or true,
Death comes in a day or two.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

Time, Light, Photos, and Windmill   Leave a comment

Time, Light, Photos, and Windmill — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Not a museum 

Time, Light, Photos, and Windmill

It can feel like it.

— kenne

 

A Rose Can Lift the Soul   1 comment

A Rose Can Lift the Soul — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Two days of gray skies

are not welcoming

when spring is near —

a rose can lift the soul.

— kenne

Tucson Folk Festival   Leave a comment

Tucson Folk Festival (2013) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.”

— Edward Abbey

Sandhill Cranes   1 comment

Sandhill Cranes (Whitewater Draw) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Moving elegantly they
stand in shallow water
of the whitewater draw.

Their loud, trumpeting call 
creating a cacophony of sound
inspiring to nearby birders.

These crimson-capped birds
with their dignified manner
appear in a stately procession. 

— kenne

Rodeo Time In Tucson   Leave a comment

Rodeo Time In Tucson — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Inspiration   4 comments

“Inspiration” Stained Glass Art by kenne, of kenne

“It behooves any of us who would mediate on the subject of artistic inspiration to open the doors wide into the night
and welcome into the house the spirit of inhabitable awe.”
— Edward Hirsch

What can be truer than the doctrine of Inspiration?

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cooper’s Hawk Photo-Artistry   1 comment

Cooper’s Hawk — Photo-Artistry by kenne

And I say to any man or woman, 

Let your soul stand cool and composed

Before a million universes. 

— Walt Whitman

Dragonfly Art   3 comments

Dragonfly Art — Image by kenne

He stands at the top

Just waiting for the moment

To leave in the wind.

— kenne

My Heart Leaps   4 comments

Joy Sketched– Art by kenne

My heart leaps up

when my eyes

gaze on her face.

— kenne

Art Is A Way Of Making A Life   2 comments

Arizona Fleabane — Image by kenne

“I am very interested in the behavior of art rather than the achievement of art.

I see all the arts as apprenticeships for the big art of our lives.”

— Paulus Berensohn

Roadrunner Art   2 comments

Roadrunner Art by kenne

In the depth of winter,

I finally learned that within me,

there lay an invincible summer.

— Albert Camus

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