Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Just Living Is Not Enough . . .   Leave a comment

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies (4 of 6) grunge art blogTwo-tailed Swallowtail Butterflies — Grunge Art by kenne

“Just living is not enough,”
said the butterfly,
“one must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower.”

— Hans Christian Andersen

Why!   2 comments

kenne (1 of 1)-3 art_blogSelf Portrait by kenne

Why! 

Trying to understand why
Only to be shattered
By the emotions of others.

Still, I will stubbornly
Continue seeking answers
By connecting dots —

Dots that blow in the wind
Like the tumbleweeds
No longer grounded

Fueling fires of fear
Widening the desert
Of intellectual ignorance.

— kenne

Monument In Right Feet Major — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Monument In Right Feet Major by Todji Kurtzman

 

Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland CO — Photo Essay by kenne

Marching

At dawn I heard among bird calls
the billions of marching feet in the churn
and squeak of gravel, even tiny feet
still wet from the mother’s amniotic fluid,
and very old halting feet, the feet
of the very light and very heavy, all marching
but not together, criss-crossing at every angle
with sincere attempts not to touch, not to bump
into each other, walking in the doors of houses
and out the back door forty years later, finally
knowing that time collapses on a single
plateau where they were all their lives,
knowing that time stops when the heart stops
as they walk off the earth into the night air.

— Jim Harrison

Distorting Reality   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Computer Art by kenne

Captured,
what is real
in the mind’s eye.

Distorted,
to better catch
another’s eye.

Created,
a new reality
brought forth.

Changed,
no longer just a
pretty photograph.

— kenne

Hope On The Move   Leave a comment

HopeComming To Texas blogComputer Art by kenne

In August of 2011, I created this artwork from a photo daughter Kate took the first time they left Ft. Collins. At that time they were moving back to Texas, but the stay didn’t last long before they moved back to Ft. Collins. 

When they made a move back to Texas, I did a blog posting, “Hope is Coming to Texas.” Hope is now on the move again from Ft. Collins but this time to New Hampshire. The journey begins today, and once again they will see wind turbines. 

The wind turbines keep on turning and Kate, like me keep chasing them like Don Quixote — “The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.” 

In the posting six years ago I shared the following poem. Since I haven’t yet written one on Kate and family’s latest move, this one will have to suffice.

Windmills of Hope

Arriving in Texas 
where pickups are still king

Yellow buses grazing 
under a cotton-ball sky

Extreme traffic on the right
sensible on the left

Just remember
I ain’t your dude

You can’t buy me with
a “Two-Step” lottery card

Make it a beer or two
at the old saloon

Times are different
so continue lying to me 

kenne

The Rainbow Kid   Leave a comment

Jaxon & Friend Fox-3061 art blog“The Rainbow Kid,” Kenne Jaxon with his friend, Fox,
(Benson Sculpture Garden, “The Conversation” by Magdalen Weiner
Loveland, Colorado) — Image by kenne, July 31, 2017

A little boy
and his friend
always by his side
someone to talk to
someone to comfort
someone to love.

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Mushrooms   2 comments

Doves, Lightening, HikingMt. Lemmon Mushrooms — Image by kenne

Mount Lemmon Mushrooms
Appear from out of nowhere
Pushing aside leaves —

Sometimes on decaying logs
Sometimes on the sides of trees.

— kenne

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