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Pools Of Sorrow, Waves Of Joy   2 comments

This time of year Tanuri Ridge is brightened with yellow Palo Verde blossoms under beautiful spring skies. This posting first appeared April 2014 with the poem, “Our Neighborhood — Trying to Reason,” which includes the line “pools of sorrow waves of joy” from the Beatles song, “Across the Universe.”

Tanuri Ridge (1 of 1) blog framed“Waves of Joy” — Image by kenne
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD — TRYING TO REASON

We traverse these streets,
sometimes early in the morning,
sometimes late in the day,
sometimes walking,
sometimes running —
always for a reason.

We wave at passersby,
sometimes we greet them,
sometimes it’s just a smile
sometimes we stop and talk,
sometimes walking together,
always for a reason.

We have neighborly expectations,
sometimes it’s watering plants,
sometimes it’s calling the ill,
sometimes it’s being complimentary,
sometimes it’s being watchful,
always for a reason.

We can be a convivial people,
sometimes we go out together,
sometimes we party together,
sometimes we join clubs together,
sometimes we share community work,
always for a reason.

We can be adversaries,
sometimes our expectations are not real,
sometimes we overreact,
sometimes we take reactions personally,
sometimes power is polarized, frustration generalized,
always for a reason.

We can be Pleasantville,
sometimes we are without color,
sometimes we are in pools of sorrow,
sometimes we are in waves of joy,
sometimes drifting through my open mind,
always for a reason.

— kenne

Tanuri Ridge (1 of 1) blog framed B-W“Pools of Sorrow” — Image by kenne

A Tanuri Ridge Spring   Leave a comment

Tanuri Ridge Spring-3457 blogA Blooming Foothills Palo Verde In Tanuri Ridge (April 11, 2018, Tucson, Arizona) — Image by kenne

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye;
There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.

— William C. Bryant

Little Guy High In The Sky   1 comment

Turkey Vultures March 2013Anna’s Hummingbird, Tanuri Ridge, Arizona — Image by kenne

Little guy 
high in the sky
I know
you see me
as I pass by
darting down
near me for a
closure look
only to quickly
move on by.

— kenne

Sunset March 16, 2017   Leave a comment

Sunset March 16, 2018DSC_1421 blogSunset March 16, 2017 — Image by kenne

The darkness begins
a raven flies by
against the gray sky,
golden sunset.

She reads inside
removed from 
the change of day,
not the first time.

Even so, I thought
of her body, dressed
but untouched,
without desire.

Goodbye to the raven
at twilight, exile
is not a vacation —
or is it?

— kenne

Estste Sale   Leave a comment

Estate Sale blogEstate Sale In Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

This morning’s jog in the neighborhood was different,
actually dangerous because of all the cars drove by
the estate sale vultures wanting to be first in line.

Disclaimer: I don’t go to flea-markets, antique shops,
garage sales or estate sales, if I can help it, so I jogged
on by as people stood in line before the opening time.

Circling on around, I caught up with Joy who,
out of curiosity had stopped by the sale now depressed
by the image of someone’s life now with a price-tag.

She got my attention when she said the sale
included a lot of cameras and equipment,
so against my better judgment, I went in.

There laid out on display as if it were a camera
funeral home, the photography life of someone
whose emotional being was now a part of me.

At the moment, I decided to not let my photography life 
be on display for those seeking a bargain on something
that would never again have the value it has for me.

— kenne

Poolside In Tucson   6 comments

Poolside blog IIPoolside, January 15th — Computer Art by kenne

Poolside

sun and blue sky
sunscreen and music
seaweed hat and hot tub
birthday 77 — thankful
more sunscreen
alone, why
existential moment
searching for clarity
becoming entangled
more sunscreen
music plays on
time present
time past
now, conditions
timeless moments
caught in limitation
being and un-being
feeling easy
cause for wonder
sudden shift in
sunlight
more sunscreen

— kenne

View of Tanque Verde Wash On New Years Eve, 2017   5 comments

View Across the Wash-0795 blog -IIView South Across the Tanque Verde Wash from Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

Desert Colors

The warmest year on record
finally experienced a hard freeze
on a clear December night
when the cold mountain air
pushed aside months of hot desert air — 
cold enough to bring out the autumn colors
of the cottonwoods and sycamores
near the Tanque Verde wash
on 
this last day of 2017.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

— kenne

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