Archive for the ‘Bisbee Arizona’ Tag

He Plays To His Shadow   2 comments

Tombstone & Bisbee May 18 2012He Plays To His Shadow (Afternoon Drinks On the Copper Queen Saloon Balcony)
— Photo-Artistry by kenne

On A Bisbee Afternoon

he plays to his shadow
devotedly on his violin
nobody listens
love torturing itself
to rise above conversations
lost in discontent
limits of self-expression
a saloon window reflection

there is no tragedy
on the Queen’s saloon balcony
the smell of lavender
lingers from the ghosts
of the hotel whores
who are not indifferent
listening to classical strings
becoming a delightful moan

— kenne

Hopperesque Art   Leave a comment

Hopperesque

Joy and Kenne in Bisbee, Arizona — Computer art by kenne

On a porch one afternoon
at the Copper Queen Hotel
after a discussion with the
ghosts from the days when
copper was king in Bisbee.

I took a selfie of Joy and me,
not the best photo, but good
enough to use Photoshop
filters and brushes to give it
a classic Hopperesque feel.

Of course, you may not think so.
He was a realist known to fix a
particular moment full of human 
qualities and frailties, often with
a degree of self-absorption.

— kenne

Sisters Visit Bisbee And Tombstone   Leave a comment

(CLICK ON ANY OF THE TILED IMAGES TO SEE A LARGER VIEW IN A SLIDESHOW FORMAT.)

Sisters Spend Time Together In The Desert — Images by kenne

Sisters Jana, Jeri, Jody and Joy gather in southern Arizona, experiencing the year’s highest temperatures. Unphased, they were here to spend time with Joy on her birthday, which included visiting Bisbee and Tombstone.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Strolling Down The Avenue   Leave a comment

Tombstone & Bisbee May 18 2012Strolling Down The Avenue — Image by kenne

This city canyon
Is placed in mountain canyons,
Wall shadows abound.

— kenne

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“One must not thing about doing things in life, one must do them.”

— Donald McCullin 

Streewalker At A Classic Car Show   4 comments

Tombstone & Bisbee May 18 2012Streetwalker At a Classic Car Show — Image by kenne

THE STREETWALKER

A hotrod lady
Showing her classic street style,
Painted and ready.

Hot cars and women
Each cost a lot of money,
Those ladies in red.

— kenne

(To Joy on our anniversary — Happy Anniversary!)

Capturing The Moment — Bisbee Opera   Leave a comment

Tombstone & Bisbee May 18 2012Bisbee Opera — Image by kenne

he plays for us
on his passionate violin
as nobody listens
love torturing itself
to rise above conversations
lost in discontent
the limits of self-expression
reflected in the saloon window 

there is no tragedy
in the old mining saloon
the smell of lavender
lingers from the ghosts
of the hotel whores
who are not indifferent
listening to lonely strings
turning into joyful cries

 

— kenne

Bisbee, Arizona — Panorama   2 comments

Tombstone & Bisbee May 18 2012Bisbee, Arizona — Panorama Image by kenne

 Ansel Adams once wrote:

“When words become unclear,

I shall focus with photography.

When images become inadequate,

I shall be content with silence.”

My aim is to avoid silence.

— kenne

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