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Hotel St. Michael Window   Leave a comment

Prescott-1830 Hotel Window Art blogHotel St. Michael Window (Prescott, Arizona) — Computer Painting by kenne

Window Facing Mine

I look at the window across from my window
seeing nothing inside the hotel walls,
yet I wonder what’s going on in there?

Is somebody or something in there
looking back at me from deep inside
the room with the half-pulled curtain?

I’ve been told of ghosts living here
but I don’t believe in shadows that
move in dark spaces of dark rooms.

Yet, I find myself asking questions
of something I don’t believe — maybe
it’s because I do believe in the shadows.

How many times have I said,
“Only the shadow knows?”
Is it a belief or just an expression?

Ah, those old radio shows have a way
of coming back to haunt me, like brain
droppings making noise when stepped on

as I back away from my window
wondering if I should partially close
the curtains adding to the mystery.

. . . but then, only the shadow knows.

kenne

Blooming Century Plant (Agave) II   Leave a comment

Control Road to Crystal SpringBlooming Century Plant (Agave) — Computer Painting by kenne

Agave Cactus

You don’t squeeze tequila
from a pumped up, rubbery leaf.
Nothing is easy in Mexico,
and everything takes time,
patience, muscle. Hacking
and digging and hacking
and a deep pit and fire
and time and time and time.
I lose time, forget it at
the other end of the tequila,
but left to me, that cactus
would still be standing there
on the Sonora Desert undisturbed.

— Carol Hamilton

Just Sitting On The Front Porch   Leave a comment

Mike @ K & M (1 of 1) art blogComputer Painting by kenne

The Blues Project

They called it a project,
a Blues Project, but really,
it was a party — 
a party for
family and friends 
to share
happy times, 
talk about living life,
and a love for good old blues music.

Once this party began
there would be no stopping it,
even when forced under cover
of rain,
friends laugh and
talk 
about déjà vu the  
evening had become.

Just sitting on the front porch
doing that front porch thing
telling stories now embellished
by all the good times dancing
and singing the night away
in the woods off Old Houston Road.

The Blues Project may be over
so listen if the night will let you
to the music and the stories told
and smile a smile one more time
for each Project was just a rehearsal
for what our tomorrows will bring.

— kenne

Kenneth Harris shares the story of how Ken & Mary’s Blues Project came about. (May 20, 2017)

 

Mushrooms Steps   Leave a comment

Doves, Lightening, HikingMushrooms Steps — Computer Painting by kenne

The Night Serpent

If mushrooms were to
grow backward,
what would the
wee people sit on
under the stars to
watch nude maidens
dance to the night serpent’s
pulsating drum beat?

— kenne

Decatur Street Painting Ten Years Out   Leave a comment

New Orleans 2007Decatur Street, New Orleans — Computer Painting Reframed Ten Years Out

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

— Joseph Campbell

Desert Wildflower Painting   1 comment

7 Falls April 2013Desert Wildflower Painting by kenne

There’s many a battle fought daily
The world knows nothing about;
There’s many a brave little soldier
Whose strength puts a legion to rout.
And he who fights sin singlehanded
Is more of a hero, I say,
Than he who leads soldiers to battle
And conquers by arms in the fray.

— from “Our Heros” by Phoebe Cary

Hiking — The Stuff of Timeless Myths   Leave a comment

Sycamore Canyon Aunt-Art II blogComputer Painting by kenne

Hiking
moving on boots
kicking
aside trail rocks
shedding skin
like a snake

climbing
steep slopes
steadily on feet
wanting to stop
knowing each step

creating
a journey 
over
ecstatic mountains
following our guide
from behind my eyes

photographing
memories
collecting mind dropping
to be embellished
becoming timeless myths.

— kenne

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