Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Carpenter Bee On Fleabane Wildflower   1 comment

Carpenter Bee On Fleabane Wildflower — Image by kenne

There’s a lot to notice

on the morning walks 

in the spring. But what 

strikes me in a special way

are all the flowers —

a reason to take my camera.

— kenne

Sunset Photo   2 comments

Bottlebrush Tree Blossom   Leave a comment

Bottlebrush Tree Blossom — Image by kenne

What is not to like

Red with a background of blue

With a dash of green.

— kenne

Western Honey Bee On Chicory   Leave a comment

Western Honey Bee On Chicory Wildflower — Image by kenne

Western honey bee

On chicory wildflower

Spring is everywhere.

— kenne

Bee On Monument Plant Blossom   2 comments

Bee On Monument Plant Blossom — Image by kenne

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb
— from Today by Billy Collins

Ghost Of Yesteryears   2 comments

Ghost Of Yesteryears — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Ghosts of yesteryears

Follow me around each day

Soothing my being.

— kenne

Another Mother’s Day   5 comments

Another Mother’s Day and Again I Post This Poem 


Street Fair Art   Leave a comment

Street Fair Art — Photo-Artistry By kenne 

I use Photoshop

To transform images to art

Pleasing to the eye.

— kenne

Cactus Blossoms Are Everywhere This Spring   1 comment

Cactus Blossoms Are Everywhere This Spring — Images by kenne

Prickly pear cactus

Yellow, the color of spring

Lights up the desert.

— kenne

Living In The Desert   3 comments

Blooming Over Night — Image by kenne

I’ve lived in the desert —
now many springs
surrounded by beauty
that comes and goes
utterly without regret
each season I capture
moments of immortal
medicine still provides
a sharp and solid mine.

— kenne

Saguaro National Park-East   Leave a comment

Saguaro National Park-East — Image by kenne

Many hiking trails

Through the saguaro forest

In this desert park.

— kenne


Among The Top 15 In The Houston Area   Leave a comment

The Houston Chronicle recognized outstanding nurses during a luncheon on May 2, 2023. Each year, the Houston Chronicle
honors the top nurses across Greater Houston during their Salute to Nurses event. In 2023, 200 recipients were selected through a public nomination — included are seven UT Physicians employees. Kenne was recognized as one of the Top 15 this year.

Lay down these words
Before your mind like rocks.
             placed solid, by hands
In choice of place, set
Before the body of the mind
             in space and time:
Solidity of bark, leaf, or wall
             riprap of things:
Cobble of milky way,
             straying planets,
These poems, people,
             lost ponies with
Dragging saddles—
             and rocky sure-foot trails.
The worlds like an endless
Game of Go.
             ants and pebbles
In the thin loam, each rock a word
             a creek-washed stone
Granite: ingrained
             with torment of fire and weight
Crystal and sediment linked hot
             all change, in thoughts,
As well as things.
— Gary Snyder

Spring Time In The Desert   2 comments

Ocotillos In Bloom — HDR Image by kenne

Red torches light up

The desert in the springtime

Many shades of red.

— kenne

House Finch On Ocotillo — Image by kenne

Cut Flowers Painting   3 comments

Cut Flowers Painting — Photo-Artistry by kenne      

Though the cut flowers wilt
and the leaves wither, blanching
in the vase for days, still
they remind me of fields, the loveliness
of fading part by part, so many
changes, not sudden the cutting
down, not brutal but a way of
undoing. A fulfillment.
Merciful, you could say,
the cutting down and then
the slow undoing, which returns
forms to their beginning
as they go, petal by petal, and leaf
curling, how one shrivels
and falls. 

— From Cut Flowers by Cynthia Huntington

Taking A Breather   Leave a comment

Hiking the Italian Springs Trail (April, 2012) — Image by kenne


a trail cursed
and charmed
taking a breather
in solitude
and shade
alligator junipers
mountain pines
overlooking a
big sky pass
scrambling time
and seasons
whence we came
where we went
Redington road
to the plateau
mountain summit
till you get there yourself
it remains our paradise
sharing our wanderlust
in this virtual world

— kenne

(This hike was one of many I did with my old hiking buddy, Tom Markey, who passed awayAugust 17, 2022.)

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