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DeGrazia Sunroom   2 comments

DeGrozia GalleryDeGrazia Sunroom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

An open skylight

Equal parts broken sunlight

Is magical light.

Changes the rhythm

As colors move through the room

Giving soul to space.

— kenne

 

Whiteflower Cinquefoil Wildflower   Leave a comment

Whiteflower Cinquefoil-72Whiteflower Cinquefoil Wildflower — Image by kenne

Many of us have begun our summer hikes at the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
It’s still early for wildflowers to begin to bloom, but I did spot the whiteflower cinquefoil on the Mt. Lemmon trail.

— kenne

Mourning Dove   3 comments

This mourning dove built her nest in a planter outside our front door.

Mourning Dove-72

Of course she didn’t move when the sprinkler for these none desert plants came on.

Mourning Dove-2-72Mourning Dove On Her Nest — Images by kenne

 

Living My Poetry   3 comments

Tucson Mountain Sunset-0681 blogA Tucson Sunset — Image by kenne

Why I live in Tucson, “. . . take one as needed.”

The sky is more than blue,
it’s “Tucson blue”
as I walk the trails,
sometimes in pain,
but always convivial
in fellowship with nature
where there is strong
medicine in the air —

. . . take one as needed.

Landscapes draw inspiration,
subtle and complex
as an O’Keeffe painting,
everywhere you look
(with a trained eye)
stories of the past
can be heard
in your mind’s ear —

. . . take one as needed.

Allowing the mind
to enclose infinity
(yes, the mind can)
for the moment
to accommodate
all the sounds
all the smells
all observable images — 

. . . take one as needed.

Diversity, a word
often heard when
describing the Sonoran desert
(the source of that concept)
and the purposes 
all living things play
trying to be worthy 
recipients of each breath —

. . . take one as needed.

Each day brings
an appreciation
of every moment,
that every second
does really count
as time builds moments
that will forever echo 
off the mountains —

. . . take one as needed.

When not walking the trails
I continue learning,
learning about desert ecology
and the ways of the past
so that I can be part
of those people
who came before me
and sow their seeds —

. . . take one as needed.

Here we have city ways 
and village ways,
a yin and yang 
creating a special blend
allowing those who 
dream to live in between
the Tucson blue
and the desert night stars —

. . . take one as needed.

— kenne

La Cocina Cantina   1 comment

Tucson Folk Festival 2013La Cocina Cantina, Tucson — Photo-Artistry by kenne

In downtown Tucson
The historical district —
El Presidio.

— kenne

Common Green Darner Dragonfly   Leave a comment

Hiking, Marshall Gulch, SCVNCommon Green Darner, Female — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Tonight No Poetry Will Serve   Leave a comment

 

Moon & Strom Shots August 2012Photo-Artistry by kenne

Tonight No Poetry Will Serve

Saw you walking barefoot
taking a long look
at the new moon’s eyelid

later spread
sleep-fallen, naked in your dark hair
asleep but not oblivious
of the unslept unsleeping
elsewhere

Tonight I think
no poetry
will serve

Syntax of rendition:

verb pilots the plane
adverb modifies action

verb force-feeds noun
submerges the subject
noun is choking
verb disgraced goes on doing

there are adjectives up for sale

now diagram the sentence

— Adrienne Rich

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