Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

4th Avenue Street Fair — River of People   1 comment

Street Musician4th Avenue Street Fair, Spring 2019 Addition 
— Images by kenne

spring festival
people walking
meeting friends

drinking beer
stop for food
display booths
art or junk
you decide
smile and laugh
keep moving
keep moving
keep moving

— kenne

Another Sign Of Spring   1 comment

Cooper’s Hawk and Prey   1 comment

March 2019Cooper’s Hawk and Prey — Image by kenne

Returning from a morning walk my eye caught a Cooper’s Hawk flying into a nearby Mesquite tree. After closer observation, I could see the hawk had captured a mourning dove. Since the tree was near my house, I quickly grabbed my camera and began shooting. 

Predator and prey
Each seeking to win the chase
A daily event.

— kenne

 

Saguaro Scars   2 comments

Saguaro Scars-Edit-1-72.jpgSaguaro Scars — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mid-life saguaros
Having survived desert heat
Have plenty of scars.

— kenne

There’s A Reason Why The Sonoran Desert Is Called A Lush Desert   1 comment

This time of year Picacho Peak State Park is an excellent example of the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.
Plants are at the greenest and wildflowers provide dots of color on the desert canvass.

The canvass of the desert
may appear to have no order.
Yet it is orderly,
but we don’t know why.

A poet has said;
If you want to know
where the flowers came from,
not even the spring goddess knows.

— kenne

Panorama west of Picacho Peak-72.jpg

Images by kenne

 

A Symbiotic Relationship   3 comments

Lichen (1 of 1) blogLichens on rocks along the Wasson Peak trail. — Image by kenne

“Lichen is a composite organism consisting of a fungus (the mycobiont) and a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont or phycobiont) growing together in a symbiotic relationship. The photobiont is usually either a green alga (commonly Trebouxia) or cyanobacterium (commonly Nostoc).” 

When teaching children about lichen, Sabino Canyon Volunteer Nationalists (SCVN) share this short poem:

“Alice Algae took
a lichen
to Freddie Fungus,

but now
their relationship
is on the rocks.”

The Desert Torch   Leave a comment

Ocotillo Blossom-torch-72Ocotillo Blossom — Image by kenne

ocotillo lights
dance beneath the desert sky
with its torches

— kenne

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