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Bluebird of Happiness   1 comment

Bluebird-art-2-72“Bluebird of Happiness” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The bluebird of happiness 
is a poor man’s dream
consisting only of moments —
treasure each moment in your heart

— kenne

Little Wildflowers Along The Trail   Leave a comment

St. John's Worts-72-2St. John’s Worts Wildflower — Image by kenne

There they were, just there
Yellow fireworks shooting off
In a field of green.

— kenne

Alone In The Dark   1 comment

Panicled Tick Trefoil-Edit-1-72Panicled Tick Trefoil Wildflower — Image by kenne

Alone in the dark
Peering out at a hiker
Going unnoticed.

— kenne

The Simple Truth   Leave a comment

12th Man-art-Edit-1-7212th Man — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Some things
you know all your life. They are so simple and
   true
they must be said without elegance, meter and
   rhyme,
they must be laid on the table beside the
   salt-shaker,
the glass of water, the absence of light gathering
in the shadows of picture frames, they must be
naked and alone, they must stand for
   themselves.

— from the poem, The Simple Truth by Philip Levine

“Entrance” — Abstract Art   1 comment

Jill's Entrance-Edit-3-Edit-1-art-72-2.jpg“Entrance” — Abstract Art by kenne

Inside looking out
Colors move as the sun shines
Through plate glass windows.

— kenne

Age Finally Caught-Up With Fox   3 comments

There once was a feisty little dog
whose name was Fox.
He demanded 100 percent from
his human friend, Jill.

In the beginning of their relationship
he was able to get what he wanted,
he needed her and she needed him.
Fox was her baby and he knew it. 

Over time Fox learned to tolerate
others as long as Jill was around,
remaining very jealous of her attention.
Then James came on the scene.

Like his human friends, over time
he got gray, hard of hearing and 
and learning to live with vision lose.
Even so, Jill give him life till the end.

(Fox died May 11, 2019 at the age of 22.)

— kenne

Thanksgiving 2009James and Fox (2009)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFox, Chase, Jill and Joy (Christmas, 2001)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFox and Jill (Christmas, 2001)

Ken&Fox2006-01-15-05-2006 -72Kenne and Fox (2006) 

 

 

Posted July 17, 2019 by kenneturner in Houston, Information, Photography, Poetry

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Decatur Street — French Quarter   2 comments

New Orleans 2007DecaturStreet VIII 246 blog-Edit-1-art.jpgDecatur Street — French Quarter (2007) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Devil Wears French

In the diary of a sinner
there be a Toussaint 
tainted with well too many overturesA colorful creole crayon
sashaying in a coupé de ville
Often times
snaking in wait at the nice bars
and gardens that belong to Eden

The women there be easy on the Jesus
Gumbo Genevieves smiling pretty
with their crests fallen like moon Indigo
and open to almost anything
especially a charmed tongue

Mon Chéri 
it only cost a quarter for that French

Boyhood days in Eve’s bayou spent on 
Bourbon street
becoming fluent in the devil’s language

A pig’s latin
the words  tend to caress

Mon Chéri…
It only cost a quarter for that French

— Benjamin Welch
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