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Nothingness   2 comments

Brother Tom at the Fish Market Window in Seattle — Photo-Artistry by kenne


Staring out the window
nothing comes into view,
fog drafts off the sound

It doesn’t matter
if nothing is seen,
gaze drafts afar

Even the usual seagulls
are overlooked,
even their calls

It is as if my senses
have ceased,
for the duration

Standing at the window
in my solitude,
fade into nothingness

Yet, still waiting
in my loneliness,
the vacuum to end.

— kenne


Tom Would Have Been 74 Today   3 comments

Tom Turner (1 of 1) art blogTom Turner in an Existential Moment — Image by kenne

“If thought corrupts language,
language can also corrupt thought.”

— George Orwell

He gazes through the 
rained soaked window
into his confused mind.

Lonely in the moment
turning his head away
from my open hand.

He was not prepared
to be rejected and
broken up by life.

— kenne


Birthday Of A Giant — Mile Davis   1 comment

miles_davis-art. blogMiles Davis — Image by kenne

Birthday of a Giant!

Some years ago I thought it a little eccentric to throw birthday parties for Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. But then, over time I have become very much a part of the annual events held by the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council. Now I ponder the need to celebrate the birthdays of other greats in the arts.

Since my brother, Tom, is always reminding me of the birthdays of his “heroes” (mine too), today I received a reminder that today is the birthday of someone who changed the face of music forever, Miles Davis — May 25, 1926 – September 28, 1991. So, what’s good for Whitman and Dickinson should also be for Davis. Maybe I have a new project?!

Although his genius influenced many, then in 1970 “Bitches Brew” was recorded and the music world has never the same since — now we have the world of “fusion!”

Miles Davis will always amaze the music world of generations to come. One of those people is my good friend, Rafael. Check out Rafael and his friends.

Oh, happy birthday Tom! (May 23rd) And, thanks for caring and sharing.



For Crying Out Loud   7 comments

Lummi Island & Vancover_Tom & Kenne_0333 B-W blogDuring our trip to Seattle for Lisa’ and Mike’s wedding on Lummi Island, we were able to spend some brief moments with brother Tom. It’s never been easy for anyone to figure out the Turner boys, let alone one to the other. In some ways, however, if you know one of us, then you know the other. We are very much alike, but selectively taking some similarities to an extreme (by choice and/or personality), which appear to be different.

Lummi Island & Vancover_Tom Wedding Dinner_0338 B-W blogThis entry is about my brother, therefore it’s about me. I have attached a video, which for the first time utilizes my skills (to the extent they are) in photography, video and photo software and writing. Regardless of the skill level, it represents an expression of love.


(The video can be enlarged by clicking on HD at the top right and the four arrows in the the lower right corner.)

Posted October 15, 2009 by kenneturner in Art, Family, Life, Photography, Poetry

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