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To Make Soft   Leave a comment

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Computer Art by kenne

To Make Soft . . .

Words are nothing,
feelings are everything.

Struggling to share feelings
placing petitions of desire

at the door of your heart,
shut not the door.

Love will break your heart,
scorn not what we do.

Looking for peace of mind
the truth will set us free

explaining not what is real,
too complicated to follow

knowing not our time to go
lifetime is no time at all.

kenne

It’s Always The Poet Than Tells Us — If Only We Would Listen!   1 comment

Whether they write it,

read it or sing it

we could see the future 

if only we would listen

to the poets!

— kenne

This Old Porch   Leave a comment

This Old Porch Lincoln (1 of 1)-4 painting blogThis Old Porch — Computer Painting by kenne

“This old porch is just a long time
Of waiting and forgetting
And remembering the coming back
And not crying about the leaving
And remembering the falling down
And the laughter of the curse of luck
From all of those sons-of-bitches
Who said we’d never get back up.

— from “This Old Porch” by Lyle Lovett

A Labyrinth of Wild Flowers   Leave a comment

Flowers (1 of 1)-8 Art II blogA Labyrinth of Wild Flowers — Image by kenne

I’ll give to you a house of mirrors

A thousand eyes, they belong to you

A labyrinth of wild roses

I know you’ll find your own way through

— from Box of Visions by Tom Russell

f9cae68082d10598d91f5e18cd9fad28Tom Russell with Iris Dement — Box of Visions (Audio)

Ken Nordine — “What Time Is It?”   Leave a comment

R-667478-1341524324-7196.jpegKen Nordine Album Cover: “How Are Things In Your Town?” 1972

Growing up in the Chicago area as a teen and young adult, I often I would listen late night jazz on the radio. One of the shows was that of Ken Nordine reading his poetry while playing jazz. He has one of the best radio voices anywhere. You may have heard his voice and didn’t know who it was, since over the years he has done a lot of voice-over TV commercials. Since his radio show in the sixties, he has done several Word Jazz albums. One of his albums that I have is “How Are Things In Your Town,” which includes, “What Time Is It?”

kenne

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