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Twisted Pair   1 comment

BoliviaBrown Darner Dragonfly (Sweetwater Wetlands) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

TWISTER PAIR

Dragonflies abound
in the desert wetlands,
often landing
on cattail blades,
captured by photographers
painted by painters
for sale in shops named
“Cattails and Dragonflies.”

One of life’s
enticing combos,
inspiring poets
and mythmakers
over the relationship
existing by the water
as if it were
an unbreakable bond.

What then of
the dragonfly that
rests its two pair
on a fence
of twisted pair
that separates
the desert from
desert wetlands.

Was this a case
of mistaken identity?
Not likely, with eyes
of a hundred lenses,
so was it a
one-night stand,
brief act infidelity,
or a “middle-age crisis?

  — kenne

Nearing The End Of Our River Journey   Leave a comment

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Last Camp Site On The Tuichi River-72.jpgCamp Site On The Tuichi River, Madidi National Park: Last Night — Images by kenne

End of The Journey

In life, some journeys are long
before the destination is reached.
Some may even take a lifetime
with breaks along the way
when we hit rocky ground,
but the end of the journey
is always profound.

— David Harris

 

River Of Memories   Leave a comment

River of Memories-Art-72.jpgRiver of Memories — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Rough and red — the River,
Sometimes bleak and alone,
Not even another lone raft.
Long pole in hand touching bottom
Following the current over rocks
Steering clear of big boulders
Followed by silent moments — 
Spirits enlighten of itself.

— kenne

Western Sneezeweed On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Western Sneezeweed- Mt. Lemmon-72.jpgWestern Sneezeweed On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

I’ve lived at Cold Mountain — how many autumns.
Alone, I hum a song — utterly without regret.
Hungry, I eat one grain of Immortal-medicine
Mind solid and sharp; leaning on stone.

— Gary Snyder

 

Whimsical Butterfly Art   2 comments

Southern California September 2012Whimsical Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

There’s a naked butterfly
With black and yellow wings
On a yellow body attracted to
Hidden wonders when rain
Washes away desert dust
Letting the world change —
I’m happy to watch the wind.

— kenne

Pieces of La Paz   3 comments

La Paz Street Scene-9-art-72.jpgPieces of La Paz, Bolivia — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Pieces of La Paz
Found walking the market streets
Forever with me.

— kenne

Posted September 2, 2019 by kenneturner in Art, Bolivia, Information, La Paz, Photo-Artistry, Poetry

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The City   2 comments

With the smoke and with the fire, many people muffled and silent
      on a street, on a corner,
      in the high city, pondering the future in search of the past
      — in the subtle entrails, night lightning
      in the probing eye, thoughts go to agony

— from “The City” by La Paz Poet Jaime Saenz

BoliviaNot knowing the purpose of the sidewalk celebration,
still I could feel its spirit among the many
presided over by Illimani—the mountain.

“Illimani is simply there—it is not something that is seen… / The mountain is a presence.” — Jaime Saenz

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On The Sidewalk of La Paz, Bolivia — Images and Video by kenne

 

 

 

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